Medical Emergencies

Any medical emergency which involves loss of consciousness, profuse bleeding, possible broken bones, head or neck injuries, serious burns, cardiovascular distress, or any other serious injury or illness should immediately be referred to the University EMS system by dialing 911.

Students with non-life threatening injuries should seek medical assistance at Deacon Health.

Faculty or Staff with non-life threatening injuries should contact their supervisor and seek medical assistance at one the WFU preferred employee health medical providers.

First Aid Kits

First aid kits are intended to allow persons to treat themselves and/or their co-workers for minor medical incidents and are not intended to replace professional Emergency Medical Services (EMS). 

More information as to the contents and use of First Aid Kits may be found here.

Any injury at work should be reported to a supervisor immediately.  Supervisors must complete the First Report of Incident form as soon as possible. Information on the workers’ compensation process and contact information for approved clinics can be found on HR’s website


In the event of an incident, complete any immediate first aid/medical care measures and report the incident to your supervisor.

Faculty and Staff: Supervisors must complete the First Report of Incident form as soon as possible.

Student Injuries: complete the First Report of Student Injury form.

Automated External Defibrillators

An AED is to be used in conjunction with Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) in cases of sudden cardiac arrest on campus, in accordance with the accepted protocols.

Biological, Chemical, Laser, and Radiological Exposure