Bleeding/Burns

Bleeding

  • Call out “Help!”
  • If others are in the immediate area, have someone notify the Front Security Desk at (713) 646-1743; then hang up and dial 8-911 from a campus phone (or 911 from a cell phone).
  • If no one else is in the immediate area, notify the Front Security Desk at (713) 646-1743; then hang up and dial 8-911 from a campus phone (or 911 from a cell phone). Security will notify additional emergency responders to assist.
  • Apply firm but gentle pressure to the wound with a clean cloth or tissue.
  • Do NOT move the person’s wounded area.

Burns

  • Smother flames with blankets or other material if water is not available.
  • Remove the burn area away from the heat source.
  • Call out “Help!”
  • If others are in the immediate area, have someone notify the Front Security Desk at (713) 646-1743; then hang up and dial 8-911 from a campus phone (or 911 from a cell phone).
  • If no one else is in the immediate area, notify the Front Security Desk at (713) 646-1743; then hang up and dial 8-911 from a campus phone (or 911 from a cell phone). Security will notify additional emergency responders to assist.
  • Immerse the burned area in cool water to stop the burning.
    • Be careful not to use more water than necessary and to immerse only the burn area as using water on serious burns increases the possibility of hypothermia and shock.
  • Do NOT apply a dressing, cream, or lotion.

*numbers in bold denote on campus phone extension.