To improve response in an emergency dialing 911 from any extension on campus will now connect you directly to Campus Police. Campus Police will then dispatch the appropriate emergency service (Fire Department, Police or Ambulance).
Any time you dial 911 it is important to
- remain calm
- give your name
- state that you are calling from King’s University College
- give the building name and the room number, if possible
- indicate the nature of the emergency
- state which services are required
Stay on the line as long as possible to make sure that the information has been clearly communicated.
Calling 911 from a cell phone, pay phone or dialing 9-911 from a King’s phone will get London Police Emergency. In this case it is equally important to give the information listed above.
King’s Security 519-521-6215 (They are in radio contact with Campus Police.)
Switchboard 0 (They are in radio contact with Campus Police and King’s Security.)
Campus Police 519-661-3300
City Police 519-661-5670
Safe Campus Community
There has been an increase in the prevalence of allergies and allergic reactions that can cause anaphylaxis in susceptible individuals. Each year there are an increasing number of individuals with severe allergies who may require the administration of emergency procedures such as epinephrine auto-injectors, commonly known as EpiPens.
Anaphylaxis is a severe, life-threatening allergic reaction. It can be triggered by certain types of food (such as peanuts and shellfish), insect stings, medicine, latex, and other unknown causes.
Knowing what to do and how to react in such an emergency situation could save a person’s life.
King’s University College is committed to a safe and healthy learning and work environment and would like to raise awareness of allergies and allergic reactions in an effort to enhance campus health and safety. Anaphylaxis can be a life-threatening condition, and every moment counts. Therefore, please take time to recognize the symptoms and to learn the appropriate response when confronted with such an emergency situation.
- itchiness and swelling of the lips and/or tongue
- itchiness, hives, redness and swelling of the skin
- difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, coughing, wheezing
- itchiness, tightness, closure or hoarseness of the throat
- nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, cramps, abdominal pain
- slurred speech
- rapid or weak pulse
- blueness of the skin, including lips or nail beds
- fainting, light-headedness, dizziness
Any of these symptoms can appear minutes or even hours after coming in contact with an allergy trigger.
Individual treatment protocol is usually established by the individual’s allergist. The University cannot assume responsibility for treatment in the absence of such a protocol. All EpiPen containers include a patient insert with important information of when to use the EpiPen .
- Persons at risk should carry with them and use an EpiPen in an event of an allergic reaction. They must ensure the EpiPen has not expired
- Students must notify Services for Students with Disabilities who will assist them with disseminating the information to their professors, should special accommodation be required. Sample notification may be:
“STUDENT has provided documentation of a disability which can make it difficult for him to write tests and examinations under regular classroom conditions. He/she would benefit from writing them in a separate room, with extra time, and to use a word processor for questions requiring written responses. Also, Mr./Ms. __________ would like you to be aware that (s)he experiences idiopathic anaphylaxis (life threatening allergies with no known cause). These reactions can happen at any time. If (s)he does experience a reaction in class, please administer his/her Epi Pen and call 911 immediately. (S)He may also need to leave class urgently. Documentation is on file at Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD)”.
- Students must notify their instructors of any allergies.
- Students in residence must also inform their RA and close friends in residence
- A person with a severe allergy must wear a Medic-Alert bracelet
- In case of an emergency, and at the first sign of a reaction occurring in conjunction with a known or suspected contact with allergen, if able to do so, administer the EpiPen as per individual physician’s instructions
- In case of emergency, go to the nearest hospital, even if symptoms are mild or have stopped and stay there for an appropriate period of observation, generally 4 hours, but at the discretion of the ER physician. The reaction could come back.
Act quickly. The first signs of a reaction can be mild, but symptoms can get worse very quickly.
- If the person in distress is unable to administer the EpiPen themselves, a trained individual such as a Security person (dial 0 within the College) or a first Aid trained employee of the College (for a list, please click here) should administer the epinephrine auto-injector (e.g. EpiPen® or TwinjectTM) at the first sign of a reaction occurring in conjunction with a known or suspected contact with allergen. A second dose should be given in 10 to 15 minutes or sooner IF the reaction continues or worsens. There is no legal liability involved when assisting an individual in an emergency situation.
- Call 911. Tell them someone is having a life-threatening allergic reaction. Ask them to send an ambulance immediately. Give them the location of the individual.
- One person should stay with the person in distress at all times.
- The individual should be taken to the nearest hospital, even if symptoms are mild or have stopped and stay there for an appropriate period of observation, generally 4 hours, but at the discretion of the ER physician. The reaction could come back.
- Call the individual’s emergency contact.
King’s recognizes that a student may have a medical condition that may require the use of an EpiPen. King’s is committed to assisting the student by putting measures in place, in the classroom, which will help to ensure that the EpiPen is administered to the student, if necessary.
A student is primarily responsible for the proper storage, handling and administration of an EpiPen, in the event that (s)he requires the use of an EpiPen. Having said that, King’s faculty may volunteer to receive training on the proper use and administration of an EpiPen, in order to assist the student in the classroom, if necessary. King’s will provide EpiPen training to the faculty members that wish to receive it.
Furthermore, King’s will take steps to ensure that a First Aid attendant trained in the use and administration of an EpiPen is available to assist the student in the classroom on an “on-call” basis in the event that it becomes necessary.
This protocol applies to the classroom only. While the student is primarily responsible for EpiPen use and administration in the classroom, (s)he is solely responsible for the use and administration of an EpiPen outside of the classroom. Furthermore, the student acknowledges and agrees that King’s, its faculty, staff, and administration may not be held liable for the use or administration of an EpiPen to the student in the classroom, or any damages that may arise therefrom.
Further information is available on the Anaphylaxis poster found at the end of this document and on the Health and Safety bulletin board of the College in Wemple Hall, outside W153. You can also obtain more information on food allergies by visiting the "Food and Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network” at www.foodallergy.org.
We train all of our staff to make sure they understand the proper procedures to follow.
Programs are built around our strong belief that customers’ safety is best served by connecting each and every diner who has a food allergy with a manager on-site who can understand their unique needs and share relevant food content information that reflects the recipes and ingredients used that day and at that specific location.
Our food service directors at Kings’ regularly meet with students who identify themselves as having food allergies, gluten intolerances or special dietary needs. They review food allergies and preferences and create individualized meal programs for them.
It is, therefore, imperative that anyone with a severe food allergy consult with Aramark prior to the commencement of their studies or employment at King’s, as per the attached poster information
Students in residence should inform the Manager of Residence or their delegate of their specific needs, and a safety plan and accommodations will be put in place in response to their needs.
IF YOU SMELL SMOKE, SEE FLAMES OR ARE ALERTED TO A FIRE
- Vacate the fire area immediately and close doors on the way out.
- Pull the closest wall mounted fire alarm.
- Do not attempt to fight a fire unless you have been trained to use fire extinguishing equipment and it is safe to do so!
- Call 911 from a safe location or meet emergency response personnel outside and give them as much information as possible.
- Report all fires! (Even those that appear to be out.)
WHEN THE ALARM SOUNDS
Stop What You Are Doing and Leave the Building Immediately!
- Evacuate the building quickly even when you suspect a false alarm.
- If it is safe to do so, close windows and fire doors and turn off lights. Take your wallet, required medications, keys and coat, close your door and proceed quickly to the nearest exit.
- Do not use elevators during an alarm.
- Move away from the exits to clear the area for emergency personnel. Do not re-enter the building, even if the alarm stops ringing. Wait for permission to re-enter from UWO Police or emergency services personnel.
- If you are unable to leave due to smoke, fire conditions or due to a physical disability, call 911 and give your location. Keep the doors closed. Seal vents and cracks with tape, towels or sheets to keep smoke out.
- Employees must report to their supervisor or a senior administrator as soon as possible.
In the event of a personal safety concern the police should be contacted immediately. Call 911 to contact Campus Police. King’s Reception (0) and King’s Security (519-521-6215) are in radio contact with the Campus Police.
Do not leave valuables sitting out in your office. Put them out of sight, preferably in a locked drawer or filing cabinet. Make sure that your laptop computer is secured by a cable to an anchor point. Any theft or suspicious activity must be reported immediately to Reception (dial 0), to King’s Security (519-521-6215) or in an emergency by calling 911.
Several members of the King’s Community are trained in first aid. These individuals are designated by a first aid emblem in the K.U.C. short internal directory. For serious incidents dial 911 directly or contact Reception (0) or Security (519-521-6215) for assistance.
InReport any obscene or harassing telephone calls to Reception (0).
Members of the King’s Community are encouraged to notify Security when they are on campus late at night or on weekends. Security can be contacted to escort individuals to their office or to their vehicles. Our campus is also patrolled by Campus Police who can be reached at 519-661-3300.