Medical Emergency

In the event of a medical emergency:

  • Call 911 and give dispatcher:
    • Your address
    • Company name
    • Floor and suite number
    • Describe the nature of the emergency
    • Notify the Management Office at 703-761-7577. We may or may not be able to help, but we will arrange for emergency service elevator standby.
  • Send someone down to the lobby to meet ambulance attendants at main building entrance.
  • Keep the victim warm.
  • Determine, if possible, patient's details:
    • Name, address, and age
    • Nature of illness
    • Known allergies/currently taking any medications
    • Local doctor and last treated
    • Telephone number of closest relative

Helpful Procedures:

  • Comfort and reassure the patient with a calming tone of voice.
  • DO NOT MOVE THE VICTIM, DO NOT LIFT THE HEAD OR NECK, further injury could result.
  • Monitor breathing for any change.
  • Help the victim rest comfortably.
  • Give the rescue squad all above information upon their arrival.