Medical Emergency

Everyone at Cornell Tech needs to know how to respond to a medical emergency. A medical emergency occurs when a person needs assistance because he or she is ill or injured. If you become aware of a person who needs medical assistance contact Campus Safety & Security immediately at 646-971-3611 or call 911 depending on the severity of the illness or injury.


Directives for the Cornell Tech Community

  1. If you become aware of someone that is ill or injured contact Campus Safety & Security immediately at (646) 971-3611


  1. Call 911 and then Campus Safety & Security if:
    • The person has lost consciousness
    • The person cannot breathe
    • The person has chest pains
    • The person has a severe injury
    • If in doubt of severity, call 911


  1. Provide the following information when calling:
    • Your location
    • What happened
    • How many people are sick or injured?


  1. Stay with the person(s) if possible. Keep them still and comfortable until help arrives.


  1. Have a co-worker meet first responders and direct them to the location of the injured.


  1. Do not move the person unless he or she is at risk of further serious injury.


  1. Familiarize yourself with the location of Automated External Defibrillators and First Aid kits. The Bloomberg Center is equipped with an AED & First Aid kit mounted on the wall of every floor by the micro-kitchens.


  1. If conscious and oriented, an individual can make decisions for their own health care needs. If unconscious, these decisions will be made by the professional medical service personnel on the scene.