Accident, Medical Emergency
If a student is involved in an accident or unusual occurrence which may cause actual or potential injury, proper documentation of the incident must be made within 24 hours. The completed Incident Report Form documenting the incident will be filed in the Student Health Office.
Protocol for on-campus and off-campus occurrences:
- The student reports the incident to the appropriate faculty member, preceptor or designated supervisor, who initiates reporting and treatment.
- The student receives immediate first aid or medical attention at the site as needed, and will receive information related to the nearest emergency services, if necessary.
- The student must report the incident to the Student Health Center within 24 hours by calling (402) 354-7211. If leaving a message, provide your name and contact information as well as the nature, date, and location of the incident.
- If necessary, the student will seek further treatment at the provider/agency of their choice. Any costs incurred are the responsibility of the student. The exception is a blood/body fluid exposure which requires immediate treatment (refer to Blood/Body Fluid policy).
- Student Health will notify the student's Program Director and follow-up with the student as necessary.
Do not attempt to move or relocate an injured person, as you may cause additional harm. Wait for appropriate medical assistance.
NMC employees are not permitted to transport a sick or injured student under any circumstance. Employees may assist a student in contacting a friend or family member, or if necessary emergency personnel, to arrange transportation to a healthcare facility or other location.
Blood/Body Fluid Occupational Exposure Procedure
- Faculty, preceptor or designated supervisor immediately assists the student in cleansing the wound or affected area with soap and water, or irrigating splash areas (i.e., eyes, mucous membranes) with normal saline or water. If eyes have been splashed, flush 15 minutes at eye wash station with wash bottle or saline.
- If the exposure occurs Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., call Methodist Employee Health at (402) 354-5684. When speaking to the secretary, the caller should identify him/herself as a Nebraska Methodist College student with a potential BBF exposure. The student will be directed to go to one of the Employee Health locations (Methodist Hospital, 2nd floor, North Tower).
- If the exposure occurs at a time when Employee Health is closed, call the Methodist Hospital operator at (402)354-4000 and page the House Supervisor to report the exposure.
- Employee Health will assist the student in filling out all necessary documentation forms and coordinate any necessary follow-up.
- In addition to notifying the Methodist Health System Employee Health Department (as directed above) the student is to follow any institutional policies and procedures at the location where the exposure occurred.
- Costs incurred by a student blood and body fluid exposure are paid by Nebraska Methodist College.
Employee Injury or Illness
Follow the Health System policies and procedures, briefly described below. Refer to the Human Resources Policy/Work-Related Injury/Illness and Return to Work Policy for complete information (on Ernie)
ALL WORK RELATED INJURIES AND ILLNESSES MUST BE REPORTED AT THE TIME OF INCIDENT OR WITHIN 24 HOURS.
- Notify your supervisor.
- If you are not at a hospital location, and it appears emergency care is needed, your supervisor will contact 911. Employee Health will be contacted at (402) 354-5684 as soon as possible after contacting 911.
- If you do not require emergency care, your supervisor will contact Employee Health at (402) 354-5684. Employee Health will assist in determining the best care options. You should not proceed to medical care without notifying Employee Health, unless it is an emergency.