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Survival Guide Introduction

In a major disaster, phone lines to emergency services may be overloaded or damaged. This guide will help you know what to do until medical help is available.

A sudden illness or injury can strike ANYONE at ANY TIME. Hundreds of thousands of Americans die from accidents each year. Tens of millions suffer disabling injuries. Medical authorities tell us that an alarming number of these people die or are disabled needlessly for lack of proper care immediately after the accident or at the start of the illness. We suggest that you carefully read the information presented here and consider obtaining the general first aid and CPR courses provided on campus or in your community.

REMEMBER: In an emergency, seconds and minutes can make the difference between LIFE and DEATH. Decisive, quick, and proper ACTION BY YOU can save a life!

Information in this Survival Guide has been provided and/or reviewed by medical providers and emergency services trainer/technicians. James Madison University provides this material as a guide only. While every reasonable effort has been made to ensure its accuracy, James Madison University is not responsible and assumes no liability for any action undertaken by any person in utilizing the information contained herein. Any person relying upon the information provided does so at his or her own risk.

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