The best way to handle emergencies is to be prepared before they happen. Each school must have at least two individuals not including the school nurse trained in First Aid, CPR/AED. It is important for everyone to know who these individuals are. Each school must have their 9-1-1 Procedure and Emergency Information Posters completed correctly with up to date information and posted in appropriate areas in the school (refer to School Board Policy 5303 “First Aid”).
EMERGENCY PROCEDURES FOR INJURIES
- Assess the situation and determine if it is safe to approach the scene. The following scenarios require caution: live electrical wires, gas leaks, building damage, fire or smoke, traffic and violence.
- Notify person(s) trained in First Aid and CPR/AED.
- A responsible adult should stay at the scene until the person designated to handle emergencies arrives.
- DO NOT move a seriously injured student unless absolutely necessary for immediate safety.
- If you must move the student, assess for neck injuries and follow protocol for handling neck injuries.
- Notify appropriate individuals: EMS, parent/guardian, principal/designee, Risk Management and Safety Department.
- Fill out student accident report.
EMERGENCY PROCEDURES FOR ILLNESS
- Assess the severity of student’s illness and decide appropriate interventions.
- A responsible adult should stay with the student until appropriate course of action is completed (EMS arrives, parent arrives to take student home, student returns to class).
- Notify appropriate individuals: EMS, parent/guardian, and principal/designee.
- If EMS was called, fill out student accident report and notify Risk Management and Safety Department.