First Aid

First aid at FCUL

 

What to do?

If you detect a medical emergency that originated in an accident or sudden illness, guarantee your own safety and:

  • Stay calm;
  • Identify the location of the occurrence (building, floor, room or place on campus with the closest reference points);
  • Call extension: 20000 (or 217 500 600);
  • ONLY indicate that it is a medical emergency, if the victim speaks or not and inform the exact location;
  • Don’t waste time with irrelevant information;
  • Call 112 immediately. Answer all the questions that are asked;
  • The call to 112 can be made from ANY TELEPHONE at FCUL.

Instruções gerais de segurança

General Safety Instructions

       

FCUL is equipped with procedures, material means and a team of trained workers to stabilize and save the life of victims from lesions or sudden disease.

 

If you detect a medical emergency that originated in an accident or sudden illness, guarantee your own safety and:

  • Stay calm;
  • Identify the location of the occurrence (building, floor, room or place on campus with the closest reference points);
  • Call extension: 20000 (or 217 500 600);
  • ONLY indicate that it is a medical emergency, if the victim speaks or not and inform the exact location;
  • Don’t waste time with irrelevant information;
  • Call 112 immediately. Answer all the questions that are asked;
  • The call to 112 can be made from ANY TELEPHONE at FCUL.

Specific first aid plan at FCUL available here (only available to authorised FCUL users)

 

Access to 112

In the case of sudden disease or accident that leads to serious injuries, call extension 20000 (Surveillance Station). Then, call 112 immediately.

Access to the european emergency number is available from any telephone at FCUL (even if you don’t have access to an external network) by lifting the handset and dialling 112.

Notice: Access to 112 has already been tested and is operational. False calls puts the lives of people who really need immediate help in danger.

When contacting 112, you should follow these recommendations which are also available on the INEM website:

  1. Your collaboration is essential: 
    • Provide all the information that is solicited to allow for a quick and effective aid to the victims.
  2. Inform in a simple and clear manner: 
    • The type of situation (illness, accident, childbirth, etc.);
    • The exact location and whenever possible indicate the reference points;
    • The apparent number, sex and age of the people who need aid;
    • The main complaints and changes that you observe;
    • The existence of any situation that demands providing other means of assistance to the location, for example, the release of gases, fire hazard, etc.
  3. After the triage of the situation is made:
    • The CODU operators will indicate the best way to proceed by sending – if necessary – the adequate means of assistance;
    • Remember that the INEM ambulances should only be used in imminent life-threatening situations;
    • In case it is not necessary to send an INEM ambulance all the information regarding the best way to transport the patient to the adequate health unit will be given.
  4. Hang up the phone only when indicated by the operator.
  5. Next time you call 112 remember to: 
    • Provide all the information that is solicited to allow for a quick and effective aid to the victims.

 

Automated external defibrillator (AED) programme

FCUL has an AED programme that is duly licensed by INEM.

There are two AED pieces of equipment (one in building C5 and the other in C8) and 23 FCUL members have training in basic life support/automated external defibrillator.

 

INEM’s video channel

INEM has a series of information available on video, which can be useful in case you have to deal with an emergency situation:

Help save lives – chain of survival INEM

 

Lesson 1 – What to do in the case of an emergency?
Lesson 2 – Approaching a victim that isn’t breathing
Lesson 3 – Obstruction of the airway
Lesson 4 – Fainting
Lesson 5 – Controlling external bleeding
Lesson 6 – Obstruction of airways in babies 
Lesson 7 – Obstruction of airways in children 
Lesson 8 - Seizures

 

 

FCUL Initiatives

  • Testing of the first aid plan with AED in January 2015. Simulation of assisting a cardiorespiratory arrest victim. Location: West Hall of Building C6, level 1.

  • Training session on basic life support in November 2015, promoted by INEM at FCUL premises.

  • Test run of team procedures in the case of a cardiorespiratory arrest victim, integrated in the evacuation exercise of building C8 carried out in October 2015.

  • First aid training in June 2014, organised by INEM at FCUL premises. “Acts that save”: see the news report here.

  • Testing of the first aid plan with AED in May 2014. Test run of pre-first aid to two victims, one with burns as a result of accidental contact with acid and the other with cardiac arrest. Location: DEGGE Laboratory in building C8.
     
  • Basic Life Support training in April 2014, organised by INEM at FCUL premises. "Make the difference between life and death in someone's life”: see the news report here.
     
  • Testing of the first aid plan in July 2013. First aid test run of a victim with a deep cut on the forearm. Location: laboratory of the Oceanography Centre.