First Aid & AED

First Aid is an important part of addressing an injury. If you are not trained in first aid, do not attempt to provide first aid, but call a First Aid attended to assist.

First Aid & AED

What steps should be taken when giving first aid?


  • Before starting any first aid, always ensure that there is no further danger to the victim or to yourself.

Get Help

  • Notify the local first aid attendant.
  • Have someone meet emergency personnel and escort them to the scene.
  • Faculty and staff – use local First Aid Attendant or call 604-822-4444 to summon Campus First Aid.
  • Students – call 911.
  • ALWAYS err on the side of caution.

Give First Aid

  • Never place yourself in danger.
  • Do not move the victim except in life-threatening situations.
  • Do not leave the victim unattended — if you must leave to call for help, place the victim in the recovery position.
  • Universal precautions (e.g. wearing latex or other waterproof gloves) should be followed whenever contact with blood or body fluids is likely to occur. Latex gloves and artificial respiration masks should be kept in your local first aid kit.
  • Report all injuries to your supervisor or instructor and complete the appropriate documentation.

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Are publicly accessible Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) available?

  • An AED can save someone who is going into cardiac arrest (heart unexpectedly and abruptly stops beating).
  • Publically accessible AEDs are located in various buildings across the Vancouver campus.

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