Medical Emergencies that require priority response include:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Chest or Upper abdominal pain or pressure
  • Fainting
  • Sudden dizziness, weakness, change in vision
  • Change in mental state
  • Sudden severe pain
  • Bleeding that will not stop
  • Severe or persistent vomiting
  • Coughing up or vomiting blood
  • Suicidal or homicidal feelings
  • Obvious trauma

Call 911or activate emergency blue light phone

  • Stay on the phone. You will be asked questions that the Communicator will provide to first responders
  • Do not move someone who is injured unless they are in danger
  • Keep the injured person comfortable until help arrives
  • Report job related injuries to the supervisor


Duke Health and UNC Health experts held a community forum on July 21, 2022 on the response to outbreaks of Monkeypox around the world and in North Carolina. Presenters included:

  • Cameron Wolfe, MD, Duke Health
  • Lina Rosengren-Hovee, MD, UNC Health
  • David Wohl, MD, UNC Health