Emergency Protocols

Mental and Emotional Health Emergency Protocol

Campus Emergency Protocol During Business Hours

In the event of imminent risk that needs emergency intervention during Student Wellness Services Office Hours:

Students who indicate that they are at risk of self-harm, harming someone else or in psychological distress should be supported by doing the following.

  • Notify Student Wellness Services
  • The student should be escorted to the Office of Mental and Emotional Wellbeing and/ Student Health Wellness for a risk assessment. If/when a student makes in person and/or virtual contact and they’ve indicated suicide ideation they should NOT be left alone.
  • If a student risk level requires hospitalization, inform the appropriate campus safety office.
  • The provider who performed the risk assessment will follow the student’s case through completion.

Uwill Crisis Intervention Hotline

In partnership with Uwill students can access crisis intervention 24/7 by calling or scanning the below QR code

Health Wellness Emergency Protocols

For On Campus Emergencies

In the event of a medical emergency, do not hesitate to dial extension 2222 or (201) 692-2222 if you are on campus to reach the Department of Public Safety. They will contact EMS (Emergency Medical Services) who will then transport the student to the hospital if required.

For Off Campus Emergencies

If you are off campus, dial 911 for a medical emergency. Ensure that you have your Student ID card with you as well as your Prescription/Medical Insurance Card(s).

Using Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

Automated External Defibrillators (AED) are provided in multiple locations on the Metropolitan Campus. These steps are the standing orders for AED use. This document does not serve a purpose of CPR/AED training to individuals who are not certified, but rather provides a simple guideline to how to respond in the event of a suspected cardiac arrest, if you choose to aid.

Arrival at victim with suspected cardiac arrest

  • Establish unresponsiveness and NOT breathing normally
  • Call for EMS via 911 and Public Safety (201) 692-2222
  • Begin chest compressions (hands only) (CPR)
  • If AED is immediately available, then turn on AED and follow prompts.
  • If AED NOT immediately available:
    • Continue chest compressions at a rate of 100-120 compressions per minute. Push hard and fast.
    • Continue CHEST COMPRESSIONS until other rescuers arrive and take over chest compressions. If two people are available, switch the chest compressor every 2 minutes or sooner if fatigued.
    • ● Retrieve AED. Attach AED while chest compressions are in progress and then follow the AED prompts.
    • ● Additional rescuers MAY provide ventilations with a face mask as they arrive on scene.

Arrival of Fire Department/Police/EMS

  • Continue CPR until trained rescuers physically take over.
  • Provide a verbal report of findings and actions to rescuers who took over.
  • If AED was applied to a patient, regardless of if shocked or not, rescuers must take the AED for download and analysis. Rescuers will contact the Director of Student Health Services for return of the AED upon completion.