First Aid and Assistive Devices
The school nurse will provide immediate and temporary first aid care when necessary. The school is not responsible for injuries which have occurred outside of school hours. If the nurse assesses the need for a 911 emergency call, then a parent/guardian will be contacted. If a parent/guardian is not available then the emergency contact will be called. In the event that transport to the hospital is needed and a parent or emergency contact person is not available, a staff member may accompany the student in the ambulance as determined by the school administrator.
Use of Assistive Devices in School
Any student requiring use of assistive devices during school hours (i.e. crutches, wheel chair, walking boot, etc.) must submit written documentation required for re-entry to school from the physician stating:
- Extent of Injury/Surgery
- Physician’s instructions for use of the assistive device
- Specific limitations regarding activity
- Time frame for use of the assistive device
Assistive devices must be provided by the student’s family. Parents/guardians should check with their school nurse prior to the student’s re-entry. The school nurse needs to be made aware that a student has returned to school and is using an assistive devise or is in a cast.