Medical Emergencies

Immediately report all injuries, illnesses, and other serious health issues to Campus Police at 694-5111.

  • Be prepared to give your name, location, and description of the person and health concern.
  • Do not attempt to move an injured person unless it is absolutely necessary to prevent further injury.
  • You may provide first aid if you are trained and it is safe to do so.
  • Calmly assure the injured person that help is on the way.
  • Assist emergency personnel in locating the victim and remain available to assist as needed.

All personal injuries on campus must be reported and documented on an Illinois Central College Accident/Incident/Injury Report form by Campus Police, a staff supervisor, or Risk Management in Room 338C.

Prepare for medical emergencies by taking first aid and CPR training classes. Click here for more information on health and campus Health Services.

Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Locations

East Peoria Campus

  • Academic Building: Campus Police Office, 103B
  • Academic Building: Day Care area, between 127B & 128B (pediatric pads)
  • Academic Building: Cafeteria, near 203 stairway
  • Academic Building: crossover near elevator, 329/330 area
  • Academic Building: Health Services, 338C (pediatric pads)
  • Technology Center: between TC 205 & men’s restroom
  • AIT building: hallway between 209 & elevator
  • Performing Arts Center: 2nd floor near Dance Studio
  • Dirksen Hall: main hallway junction by room 3
  • Horticulture Land Lab: Main Lobby / restroom area

CougarPlex Fitness Center

  • 2nd floor, Fitness Center
  • 1st floor, Concession Stand area
  • 1st floor, Competition Gym
  • 1st floor, Main Lobby / Athletics Office

Peoria Campus

  • Arbor Hall: 2nd floor, near Elevator
  • Arbor Hall: Massage Therapy Office, North Wing
  • Dogwood Hall: Near restrooms by Culinary Arts
  • Maple Hall: Main Lobby area
  • Poplar Hall: Main Lobby area
  • Hickory Hall: Near H115 and back hallway entrance/exit

Peoria Downtown Campus

  • Thomas Building: Main Lobby
  • Thomas Building: Dental Clinic
  • Perley Building: Main Lobby

Pekin Campus

  • Main Lobby / vending area

Seizures

Seizures are a common medical emergency. If someone is having a seizure:

  • Loosen clothing around the person’s neck if appropriate and safe to do so.
  • Do not try to restrain or hold the person down or insert any objects in the person’s mouth.
  • Reassure bystanders and tell them to give the person room.
  • Remove sharp objects, glasses, furniture, etc. from around the person to prevent injury.
  • After the seizure, it is helpful to lay the person on his or her left side to maintain an open airway.
  • There may be confusion for a period of time after a seizure. The person’s condition should be monitored until emergency responders arrive.

Choking

  • Check the victims mouth and clear of foreign matter.
  • Use abdominal thrusts if trained to do so.

Alcohol Intoxication/Poisoning

Alcohol poisoning can be fatal. Do not allow an intoxicated person to “sleep it off.” Stay with the person and call Campus Police at 694-5111 immediately if the person:

  • Breathes shallowly; looks pale
  • Cannot be roused
  • Has a head injury
  • Has cold, clammy skin
  • Has taken other drugs with alcohol
  • Is incoherent or vomiting

Venomous Animals

In the case of a bite or other injury caused by a venomous animal (e.g., a black widow or a brown recluse spider) or an allergic reaction to an insect or other animal, call Campus Police immediately at 694-5111.

  • Be prepared to give the species or type of animal involved if possible.
  • Try to remove the affected person and yourself from danger. Tell others to vacate the area if a dangerous animal may still be nearby.
  • Help the victim immobilize the bite area and make the victim as comfortable as possible until assistance arrives.