1. In the event of an emergency, the school nurse should be
notified immediately. All first aid occurring on school property
should be done by the school nurse. Never attempt to move, or
turn, or reposition the head of a person with suspected spinal
cord or neck injury.
2. The school office will know who is available for first aid
and/or to take charge if the nurse is not available.
3. Ambulance and emergency medical service numbers should be
posted on every phone.
4. A list of emergency trained personnel and emergency numbers
to call is available with the school’s main office secretary
and should be available to substitute secretaries and nurses.
5. Parents should be notified immediately when transportation
to get medical help is needed, except in emergencies.
6. When a parent cannot be located, the school acts in loco
parentis to the best of its ability, and for the best interest
of the student.
7. Medical care may be delayed until the parent or responsible
adult is contacted, except in the case of extreme emergencies.
8. Someone should stay with the injured person until the situation
is resolved or the parent arrives (at school or hospital).
9. A written report must be kept on file of all accidents and
injuries occurring at school.
10. The school nurse shall provide choke-saver and selected
other brief training to every employee annually.
11. First aid or CPR courses should be offered annually.