4-607 - Safety, First Aid, and Emergency Care

Policy 4-607

SAFETY, FIRST AID, AND EMERGENCY CARE

Definition

First Aid is the immediate and temporary medical care given to an individual injured or ill prior to transportation to a hospital or physician's office or arrival of the parent, family member, or designee. Attention is directed first to the most critical problems of airway and bleeding. The procedures of emergency treatment and priorities in treatment are located in the Nurse's Procedure Book in each Nurse's Office.

Medical care emergencies in children and staff may occur during school hours or on school-sponsored and supervised activities. They are usually handled by the school nurse but might require teacher/staff intervention before the arrival of the school nurse.

Reference: CGS 52-557b(b)

Adopted 11/9/76
Amended 10/10/95
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