Bites

Human Bites

In cases of a student biting another student or a student biting an employee:
IF THE BITE DOES NOT BREAK THE SKIN:
  1. Cleanse the wound with soap and water, holding the wound under running water for 2 minutes.
  2. Call the parents of the students involved (both biter and student bitten).
  3. Complete a Student Accident Report for student and a First Report of Injury or Illness Report for faculty or school staff.
IF THE BITE BREAKS THE SKIN BUT THERE IS NO VISIBLE BLOOD:
  1. Cleanse the wound with soap and water, holding the wound under running water for 3 minutes.
  2. Call the parents of the students involved.
  3. Complete a Student Accident Report for student and a First Report of Injury or Illness Report for faculty or school staff.
IF THE BITE BREAKS THE SKIN AND THE STUDENT/STAFF MEMBER IS BLEEDING:

FOR STUDENTS:

1. Cleanse the wound with soap and water, holding the wound under running water for 3 minutes and cover the wound using approved First Aid procedures.

2. Call the parent of the bite victim.

  • If the parent is contacted, inform them that the student should be picked up to receive medical attention as soon as possible. If the parent is contacted and has not picked up the student within 1 hour call 9-1-1.
  • When the parent arrives, give him/her a copy of the Bite Resource Information Sheet (page 40).
  • If the parent is contacted but is not able to pick up the student and take him/her for medical attention, inform the parent that the school will call 9-1-1 for medical assistance.
  • If the parent cannot be reached within one hour, call 9-1-1.

3. Call the parent/guardian of the biter.

  • Discuss the biting incident with parent/guardian.
  • Give parent/guardian the Bite Resource Information Sheet.
  • Advise parent to consult with a physician.

4. Complete a Student Accident Report.

FOR STAFF:

  1. Cleanse the wound with soap and water, holding the wound under running water for 3 minutes and cover the wound using approved First Aid procedures.
  2. Complete a First Report of Injury or Illness Form and contact Risk Management for information about the appropriate action to be taken.
  3. Complete a Special Investigative Report and fax to the Special Investigative Unit (SIU). A hard copy of the report should also be sent to SIU and a hard copy should be kept on file at the work site.
  4. Give staff a copy of the Bite Resource Information Sheet

Animal Bites

In cases of an animal biting a student or an employee:
  1.  Call 9-1-1.
  2. Provide immediate first aid by rinsing wound under running water, if possible. Cleanse wound thoroughly with mild soap and water to remove all of the animal’s saliva. Bites about the head and face need urgent treatment by a health care provider or Emergency Medical Services.
  3. Notify parents. Complete student accident report. If the bitten person is a staff member, complete First Report of Injury Form and contact Risk Management and Safety Department.
  4. All animal bites should be reported to the Animal Control, at 954-359-1313.
  5. Do not attempt to capture the animal because this could risk receiving another bite.
  6. Check student’s emergency card to determine if student has any allergies and if additional precautions are necessary.
BITING INCIDENT

PARENT INFORMATION SHEET

A list of resources for healthcare facilities:

Lauderhill Middle School Health Center

1901 N.W. 49th Ave.

Lauderhill, Fl. 33313

Phone: 754-322-3611

 

Deerfield Beach High School Health Center

916 S.W. 15th St.

Deerfield Beach, Fl 33441

Phone: 754-322-0712

 

Children’s Diagnostic and Treatment Center

1401 South Federal Highway

Fort Lauderdale, Fl 33316

Phone: 954-728-8080