From a cell phone dial (413) 538-2304.
1. CONTROL BLEEDING: If bleeding, apply continuous pressure for 5-10 minutes. If bleeding is not controlled, seek medical assistance immediately (see #4 below).
2. CLEANSE WOUND: Wash all wounds immediately with soap or detergent solution and a high volume of water for at least 5 minutes, 10 minutes if extensive or extremely dirty. Primate bites require special care. Scrub with a solution such as chlorhexidine for 15 minutes under high volume of running water.
3. REPORT BITE: Report bite to your supervisor and to Public Safety (x2304).
4. SEEK MEDICAL FOLLOW-UP: Students: Go to the Health Center. For After Hours Care: Call Pulic Safety at x2304. Employees: Contact your health care provder.