UNCG Emergency Management

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Medical Emergency

Medical emergencies often present life-threatening situations that require immediate action. The most important step in any medical emergency is to notify emergency response personnel as quickly as possible.

Medical emergencies may be caused by any number of factors and could present many different signs and symptoms. Emergency scenarios may include difficulty breathing, choking, chest pain, heart attacks, unconsciousness, allergic reactions, low or high blood sugar levels, uncontrollable or perfuse bleeding, heat exhaustion or stroke, seizures, fall from a significant height, significant trauma, and many other scenarios. If you witness or suspect someone is having a medical emergency or feel that you are experiencing a medical emergency, notify emergency personnel immediately.

  1. On-Campus – Dial (336)-334-4444 for emergency assistance. Police, Fire and EMS will be sent as appropriate to provide emergency medical care.
    • Off-Campus – Dial 9-1-1 2.
  2. Provide as much information as possible
    • Name of individual
    • Location (be as specific as possible)
    • Description of medical emergency
    • Any known/pertinent medical history or information (ie: heart condition, epilepsy, etc…)
  3. Follow instructions of the emergency dispatcher
  4. Do NOT attempt to move the injured person
  5. Provide care only to your level of training and comfort only if it is safe to do so
  6. Stay with the victim until emergency personnel arrive if it is safe to do so

Medical AlertDo you have a medical condition that may require emergency medical assistance or a need to share specific emergency medical information with emergency personnel? If so, you may qualify to register your information with the Spartan Medical Alert Program.

This program is designed as way for you to share pertinent information about acute medical conditions with emergency personnel in the event you have medical emergency and are unable to communicate. Examples of medical conditions may include epilepsy, acute heart conditions, history of anaphylaxis (and use of an Epi-Pen), and any other acute medical condition. The ultimate goal of the program is to provide better medical care by sharing information before an emergency occurs. The information will be placed on file with the UNCG Police Department and used by emergency responders in the event you have a medical emergency.

How does it work? When an emergency occurs and your name is provided, the UNCG Police Department will receive an alert outlining the information you previously shared. The information is then provided to the responding police officers, fire department, and EMS. This alerts them to any special considerations, medical needs, or medical conditions to assist with providing you the best emergency care possible.

If you are interested in registering your information or would like to find out additional information, please complete the interest form below.

Disclaimer: To qualify, you must be a currently enrolled UNCG student or a current UNCG faculty or staff member. For first responders to access the information you provide, the campus emergency number must be called OR UNCG emergency personnel must be notified by community public safety agencies. The campus emergency number is (336) 334-4444. This program is only valid for incidents that occur on the main UNCG campus. Providing medical information is not mandatory and is only meant to assist first responders in providing better care. In providing information you recognize that it will be shared with parties involved in your medical care in the event of an emergency, as well as the UNCG Police Department prior to any emergency (in order to create the medical alert). Standard emergency response protocols will be followed in all situations and no exceptions will be made for individual cases.

Office of Emergency Management:

Email: BeReady@uncg.edu
Phone: 336.256.8632