This section is a priority for our public-facing employees, especially the Senior Students, Access Staff, and Librarians.
However, everyone should be aware of this potentiality.
If you are not CPR / First Aid trained, you are not required to assist those in need. However, if you do assist untrained, you are protected under the Good Samaritan Law (ND Century Code CHAPTER 32-03.1):
No person, or the person's employer, subject to the exceptions in sections 32-03.1-03, 32-03.1-04, and 32-03.1-08, who renders aid or assistance necessary or helpful in the circumstances to other persons who have been injured or are ill as the result of an accident or illness, or any mechanical, external or organic trauma, may be named as a defendant or held liable in any personal injury civil action by any party in this state for acts or omissions arising out of a situation in which emergency aid or assistance is rendered, unless it is plainly alleged in the complaint and later proven that such person's acts or omissions constituted intentional misconduct or gross negligence.
As of September 2019, the American Heart Association asks that those providing CPR only do so with compressions, no mouth-to-mouth. Please watch the following video.
Automatic External Defibrillator.
Currently, the library does not have one. The nearest one campus is in O'Kelly Hall.