First Aid and Emergency Care
In the event that students, school personnel, or visitors
sustain sudden injury or illness during school hours or on
school grounds during scheduled school activities, the school
has the responsibility for immediate first aid care, for attempting
to notify a student's parents, and/or for getting the injured
or ill person to a hospital, as deemed necessary. Further
medical attention for students is the responsibility of the
parent or guardian designate.
First aid is the immediate care given an injured or sick person.
It includes emergency care rendered in good faith and without
compensation by non-medical persons to save life, prevent
further injury, or reduce suffering.
In each school, principals will ensure that procedures and
training for handling emergencies will be established and
made known to staff. The school nurse, in conjunction with
the consulting physician, and/or the Departments of Public
Health or Education, will review and recommend practices and
procedures for emergency care and first aid.
All efforts should be made to ensure a public phone or other
emergency communication system is available for emergency
use during and after school hours.
Source: 1989 School Health Services Manual, NH Department
ADOPTED: 8 December 1994
REVIEWED: 29 April 1999