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.

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: Risk Management, 338C
  • Technology Center: between TC 205 & men’s restroom
  • AIT building: hallway between 209 & elevator
  • Performing Arts Center: Lobby 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: North Wing, Massage Therapy Office
  • Arbor Hall: South Wing, Dental Clinic
  • Dogwood Hall: Upper Level, near restrooms by Culinary Arts
  • Maple Hall: Main Lobby area
  • Poplar Hall: Main Lobby area
  • Hickory Hall: Near H115 and back hallway entrance/exit

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.