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What constitutes an emergency that requires a 911 call?
A sober monitor should call 911 for any of the following reasons:
- Alcohol Poisoning (any of the following symptoms call 911 immediately):
- Vomiting repeatedly
- Passed out and not easily roused
- Slowed irregular breathing, gasping for air, or hyperventilating
- If someone falls and doesn’t get up (either due to lack of consciousness or inability to move)
- Call 911 immediately and do not move them. This person could have a spinal cord injury and if it is not set properly by an EMT they could have paralysis.
- Head injury
- If someone falls and hits their head and was unconscious for ANY period of time (even just a few seconds), they need to be assessed by a medical professional. They could have a concussion or a subdermal hemorrhage that is life threatening.
- Guest threatening the safety of others
- If a guest is threatening violence or appears to be getting aggressive with other guests, staff or sober monitors, call 911.
- Sober monitors are NOT responsible for breaking up fights, or putting themselves in danger.