First Aid Kits
|Section:||Campus Safety and Security Policies|
|Policy Name:||First Aid Kits|
|Policy Owner:||Executive Vice President|
|Responsible University Office:||Office of Environmental Health and Safety|
|Origination Date:||October 1, 1981|
|Revisions:||September 1, 1988; June 5, 1989; January 10, 1995; June 21, 1999; February 17, 2006; February 10, 2014|
|Legacy Policy Number:||7-04|
- PURPOSETo establish a uniform standard approved by the University Physician and the Department of Environmental Health and Safety for First Aid Supplies.
- University Department offices and all University laboratories should make accessible first aid kits for use by the University community.
- Any manufacturer’s kit may be used provided the contents comply with the restrictions listed in this policy.
- First Aid Kits are available from the Department of Environmental Health and Safety and may be obtained by following the procedure outlined on their web site here.
- First Aid Kits should be visible or a sign should be displayed indicating its storage location.
- Contents of First Aid Kits are limited to the following types of supplies: bandages, plastic strips, cold packs, soap towelettes, examination gloves, scissors, tweezers, adhesive tape, compresses, and CPR barrier devices. The following departments are exempted from this limitation: Department of Public Safety, Student Health Services, Athletic Training Program, Residence Life and CMS Research Vessels.
- Do not dispense or administer any medications, including common pain relievers.
- Do not put any ointments or creams on wounds or burns; use ice, cold pack or cold water.
- Always call 911 to obtain qualified medical assistance for persons who require medical treatment. If you are trained and provide first aid, direct or transport the injured person to a medical facility for further evaluation. Reference the procedure here.
- Wear examination gloves and eye protection when rendering assistance for any situation involving contact with blood or other bodily fluids.