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Campus Emergency  Response Protocol for Injured / Ill Student at UIW / IWHS / SACHS

 

In the event of a student injury or illness, call Campus Police at 829-6030.  The  University of the Incarnate Word Campus Police are the designated first  responders to emergency and medical situations.

    • If the  incident/accident is:
      • Emergency:  Call 911 immediately and  then call Campus Police at 829-6030Once on the scene, Campus Police will determine what additional  level of medical support is required and will assist in directing EMS to the specific location. Campus Police may contact Health Services  to assist with first aid pending the 911 response. 
      • Not an emergency:
        • During business Hours: Call Health Services at 829-6017  or go to Health Services located at the first floor of the Agnese/Sosa Parking  Garage across the rear entrance to the Nursing Building (door with a red  canopy). 
        • During non-business hours: Call Campus Police.  Once on the scene, Campus Police will  determine what additional level of medical support is required and may call 911  or refer the student to seek care at an urgent care clinic or a primary care  provider.

Students with UIW Health Insurance have the following Hosiptals in their PPO (Preferred Provider Organization)

  • Baptist Healthcare System
  • Downtown Baptist Hospital
  • North East Baptist Hospital
  • North Central Baptist Hospital
  • Methodist Healthcare System
  • Metropolitan Methodist Hospitlal
  • Christus Santa Rosa Hospital

There are two Minor Emergency Clinics with-in miles of the University Campus that specialize in rapid minor emergency care. The Alamo Heights Minor Emergency Clinic located at 5000 Broadway is open M-F 9am-6pm and Sat 9am til noon. Telephone (210) 930-4500. The Alamo City Medical Group River Walk Clinic is a 24 hour clinic located at 414 Navarro. Telephone (210) 225-4810. Both clinics accept a wide variety of health insurance, as well as the University's student health insurance.

Students with insurance plans other than UIW's should contact:

  • Campus Police for emergencies at 210-829-6030
  • Their primary care physician or health insuracne plan for advice
  • Off campus call 911 and/or proceed to nearest emergency room

 

UIW /  IWHS / SACHS Campus Emergency Response Protocol for Guests on Campus (Non-Employee and Non-Student)

The  University of the Incarnate Word Campus Police are the designated first  responders to emergency and medical situations that occur on campusIf the affected person is an employee that is injured while on the job, please  refer to the Workers’ Compensation  Emergency Protocol for UIW / IWHS / SACHS Injured or Ill Employee for direction. 

If the affected person is  a student, please refer the Campus  Emergency Response Protocol for Injured / Ill Student at UIW / IWHS / SACHS for direction.

The  University of the Incarnate Word is committed to protecting the health and  welfare of all members of our community.   Even with the best of planning, critical situations may arise where an  intervention is required.  In the event  you witness an emergent situation, call  Campus Police at 829-6030.  If you witness someone experiencing symptoms  that could be a threat to life, call 911 immediately and then call  Campus Police so they can assist in expediting EMS to the specific location.

The  Campus Police are trained in basic first aid, cardio-pulmonary resuscitation,  and use of automatic external defibrillators.   Once on the scene, the Campus  Police will determine what additional level of medical support is required.  For symptoms that are not a medical emergency,  the Campus Police will assess the situation and may make a referral as  appropriate.  If the affected person is  in a medical emergency and unable to transport him/herself, 911 may be called  for assistance. 

Symptoms  that may threaten life include:

  • Not breathing and /or no pulse
  • Unconsciousness
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Head or neck injury
  • Suicidal ideation/homicidal  intentions
  • Choking
  • Substance abuse
  • Seizures

Workers’ Compensation Emergency Protocol for

UIW / IWHS / SACHS Injured or Ill Employee

(Including Student Employee/ Workstudy on the Job)

In the event of an occupational injury or occupational illness, notify  your immediate supervisor and Campus Police.  The University of the Incarnate  Word Campus Police are the designated first responders to emergency and medical  situations.

  • If the  incident/accident is:
    • Emergency:  Call 911 immediately and  then call Campus Police at 829-6030Once on the scene, Campus Police will determine what additional  level of medical support is required and will assist in directing EMS to the  specific location. Campus Police may contact Health Services  to assist with first aid pending the 911 response. 
    • Not an emergency: Call Campus Police.  Once on the scene, Campus Police will  determine what additional level of medical support is required and may call 911  or refer the employee to Health Services where first aid will be rendered.  
      • During business hours: Health Services or Human  Resources may refer the employee to a clinic designated as a work's compensation clinic for treatment. Texas MedClinic is also authorized to treat work related injuries. There are several Texas MedClinic locations around San Antonio. The most convenient to the University is located at 410 and Broadway.    Health Services or Human Resources will initiate the First Report of  Incident within 24 hours of incident.
      • During non-business hours: Supervisor may refer an employee  to the nearest hospital emergency room as necessary  and initiates the First Report of Incident on the next business day following  the incident.
      • No employee shall  transport another injured employee to receive medical care.  However, in the rare situation where the  injured employee is unable to drive him/her self  because of the nature  of the injury sustained, Campus Police may provide transportation.
      • Following medical  treatment, the employee must provide  the Discharge Instructions / Return to Work form to Human Resources.