First Aid Policy
A MacIntyre School policy
Student information that may have a bearing on care and first aid is disseminated to staff who work with the child; this will include care plans, risk assessments, protocols (epilepsy) but may not be limited to these. Staff keep this information confidential and only share it with relevant members of the school community e.g. Class & House.
Staff are asked to inform their line manager of any condition which may affect their ability to carry out their job or require first aid treatment. The line manager will then risk assess to ascertain the safety of the member of staff and how their condition may impact on the safety of staff and students they work with. A discussion and decision will then decide if the staff member is fit to carry out their duties, if they need any special procedures, equipment in place and how far this information will be disseminated amongst other staff.
Care is given in the following situations but is not limited to these and may occur in other situations as necessary:
- Emergency assistance given for any injury, which may then be passed on to a professional i.e. a nurse, doctor or paramedic, alternatively the treatment may be deemed sufficient by the person carrying out the first aid.
- Emergency assistance for the alleviation of symptoms of a medical condition or illness, care may then be passed on to a professional i.e. nurse, doctor or paramedic, alternatively the treatment may be deemed sufficient by the person carrying out the first aid or the sufferer of the condition (if competent to decide this).
- All students who suffer seizures, whether or not they have a diagnosis of epilepsy, have a protocol specifically tailored to them - this will be implemented by staff in the event of a seizure. Records will be kept and medical assistance sought in accordance with this. Students who have no previous history of a seizure but suffer from one will receive emergency care until medical assistance can be obtained. The seizure will be recorded and the information passed to the designated medical professional.
The document also includes:
- Roles and Responsibilities
- Related Policies
- Success Criteria
- First Aid Procedures
- Off-site Procedure
- Infectious Diseases
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