Contact UPD: (914) 251-6911

Responding to Injuries to Students, Visitors, or Employees

Contact University Police at (914) 251-6911 to get help immediately for medical emergencies.

  • Stay on the phone until instructed to hang up.
  • Be prepared to give as much information as possible (i.e., location, nature of injury, cause of injury, hazards that may be present).
  • Employees must notify their immediate supervisor as quickly as possible of any on-the-job injury or illness. If it is not an emergency, the supervisor should be notified BEFORE the employee seeks medical treatment.

CPR/Choking guidelines


  • Unresponsive: If the victim is not breathing or not breathing normally (i.e., only gasping) call for help (914) 251-6911or x6911 from campus phones) and commence CPR, if you are certified to do so.


  • Push chest at least 2 inches, 30 times in the center of the chest
  • Push 2 handed, with one hand on top of the other
  • Push at a rate of at least 100 pushes per minute
  • Allow complete chest recoil after each push
  • Interruptions in chest pushes should be less than 10 seconds
  • Attach and use AED as soon as available, if you are certified to do so.


  • Open the airway
  • Tilt the head back and lift the chin
  • Breathe 2 breaths into the victim’s mouth - each breath should be over 1 second in duration
  • Ensure that the victim’s chest is rising with each breath
  • Use barrier device if available

Continue sets of 30 pushes and 2 breaths:

  • Rotate responders giving chest compressors every 2 minutes while ensuring that interruptions are less than 10 seconds in length

Conscious Choking

If you encounter a conscious, choking individual who is coughing, encourage continued coughing. If the victim is unable to cough, speak, or breathe:

  • Send someone to call for help ((914) 251-6911 or x6911 from campus phones)
  • Lean the victim forward and give 5 back blows with heel of your hand
  • Administer 5 quick abdominal thrusts by standing behind the victim, placing the thumb-side of your fist against the middle of the abdomen just above the navel, grabbing your fist with the other hand, and quickly pulling your fists into the abdomen
  • Repeat until the object the person is choking on is forced out and person breathes or coughs on his or her own 

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