Contacting first aid
- Click 'Get Help' on the TRU Safe app
- Dial 250-828-5033 or 5033 from any campus phone
- Press the 'info' button on any emergency phone — red phones in buildings or yellow pillars outside. Emergency services can also be reached on these phones by pressing the 'emergency' button.
- Call 250-392-8000 or 8000 from any campus phone
Self treatment, first aid, hospital — which one do I need?
Injuries such as paper cuts or slivers can be self treated but all other injuries should be treated by a first aid attendant. The goal of first aid is to get you back to work/class or prepare you to be sent to your doctor or the hospital.
First aid treatments
TRU's first aid attendants provide a variety of treatments such as bandaging of larger cuts, applying butterfly stitches to close larger wounds, and application of splints, slings and tensor bandages, to name a few. It is preferable to have employees treated by first aid for these types of minor injuries rather than have these same treatments provided at the hospital. Attendants will refer you for medical follow up if required.
In most cases, first aid should be called before deciding to travel to the hospital. However, if you believe there is a serious medical emergency such as a heart attack, stroke, unresponsive person, deadly bleeding, etc., call 911 and then call for first aid, as treatment or support can be started while awaiting the ambulance.
On the Kamloops campus, designated first aid attendants have been trained in the recognition of opioid overdose and provision of life supporting procedures including the administration of intranasal naloxone (Narcan).
All employee injuries must be reported to their direct supervisor and first aid attendant immediately.