Safety Committee offers tips for medical emergencies
The following is submitted from the Safety Committee:
“Helping Lexington be well” is what we do as employees of the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department. Even though our main focus is outside the doors of 650 Newtown Pike, we need to also take time to focus on ourselves, our clients, and our co-workers and make sure we know what to do in the event of a medical emergency.
Please take time to read and understand the Medical Emergency Policy located on the intranet under PoliciesSafety and SecurityMedical Emergency or by clicking here.
If you witness a medical emergency take the following actions:
1. Call 9-911
2. Alert nearby staff to retrieve a nurse/medical staff member
3. Alert supervisor of the situation
4. Stay with the individual and provide first aid if needed
5. Complete an Incident Report Form WITHIN 24 HOURS
It is also important that you update your emergency contact information with Human Resources. Your supervisor will use that information to contact those individuals if/when necessary.
After reviewing the Medical Emergency policy, if you have any questions, please contact your supervisor.