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Safety, health, and security

Emergency procedures

All LLUMC employees are prepared to care for our patients in any emergency. If something unforeseen happens, STAY CALM AND FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS YOU ARE GIVEN.

If you should see or be involved in an emergency, tell your nurse of a Medical Center staff member, or, CALL 43333 from any Medical Center phone. Tell the person who and where you are, and what is happening. Help will be on the way immediately.

Smoking

For the health and comfort of patients and visitors, Loma Linda University Medical Center operates a smoke-free environment. Smoking is not allowed anywhere inside the Medical Center. For interested persons, the Loma Linda University Center for Health Promotion offers a smoking cessation program. For information call (909) 558-4496.

Security

The Medical Center operates its own security force to ensure the protection and safety of patients and visitors at all times. All parking lots and public areas are routinely monitored by security officers. An escort service is available to walk people to their cars after dark. Call security at (909) 558-0800, extension 44320 for information.

Safety

LLUMC is committed to providing a safe environment for patients, visitors, and employees. Safety personnel work mostly behind the scenes, so you may not see them, but rest assured that they are on the job for you.

**The Safety Office directs its efforts toward preventing accidents and injuries throughout the Medical Center and University campus. This is done through employee training, regular equipment and facility inspections, and incident investigation.

**The Office of Radiation Safety and the Office of Environmental Health and Safety take responsibility for the safe use and management of hazardous materials, (e.g. chemicals and radioactive materials)

The most dangerous safety hazard in hospitals is fire. For this reason, as well as for the health and comfort of all, smoking is not allowed anywhere in the hospital. We have an automatic fire sprinkler system throughout the building, which would help to contain a fire. In that event, all doors will be closed to stop the spread of smoke. The need for evacuation is very unlikely.

Universal precautions

In an effort to prevent the spread of illness and disease and thus protect both patients and employees, LLUMC operates under strict universal precautions guidelines. All employees receive training in universal precaution and wear protective clothing -- including gloves, masks, and other gear when necessary and as dictated by hospital policies. If you have any questions about disease and infection control procedures and policies, please speak with your physician or nurse.