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Emergency Plan for Nelson Poynter Memorial Library

1. Call 911. Describe the problem to the dispatcher. Give your exact location and your name. Follow the dispatcher's instructions. Do not hang up unless the dispatcher tells you to.

Call – or have someone else call – University Police (727-873-4140 or 873-4444)


Clear the area around the injured person(s) and, keep onlookers away.


Do not attempt to move a person who has fallen and appears to be in pain.


Render first aid if you feel you are capable, including use of the Automated External Defibrillator located on the first floor of the library.


When paramedics arrive, escort them to the individual.


Do not come in contact with blood, vomit, or other bodily fluids without the use of rubber gloves.

8. Limit your conversation to quiet reassurance to avoid enhancing patient's stress.

Remain available to discuss Workers' Compensation report or other paperwork.

10. Call the Dean or your supervisor to inform them of the accident.
11. In case of staff member's accident, supervisor or Dean should complete the Accident Investigation Report for Supervisors immediately. Forward the report within 24 hours to Human Resources.