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Policies » Section E: Support Services » EBBC: First Aid And Emergency Care

Policy Date: 01/03/2017

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All School personnel have responsibilities in connection with injuries and emergencies occurring
in school and at school-sponsored events, which may be classified as follows: (1) administering
first aid; (2) summoning medical assistance; (3) notifying administration; (4) notifying parents;
and (5) filing accident/injury reports.

School personnel must use reasonable judgment in handling injuries and emergencies. Caution
should be exercised not to minimize or maximize any injury or illness. All personnel will
understand the proper steps to be taken in the event of an injury or emergency.

The Principal will ensure that at least one other person on staff, aside from the school nurse, has
current first aid and cardiopulmonary certification (CPR). If the school nurse or licensed practical
nurse is not available, the person(s) who have current first aid and CPR certification is authorized
to administer first aid and CPR as needed.

The school will obtain, at the start of each school year, emergency contact information of parents
or legal guardian for each student and staff member.

The school physician, school nurse, or specially trained staff members shall assist in the
treatment of injuries or emergency situations. Such individuals have the authority to administer
oxygen in case of a medical emergency, if available and if appropriate. This authorization
extends to administering oxygen to students without prior notification to parents/guardians.

The school nurse or other designated personnel may administer other medications to students in
emergency situations, provided such personnel has all training as is required by law. Such
medication may also be administered in emergency situations if a student’s medical action plan
has been filed and updated with the school district to the extent required by law. The district will
maintain all necessary records relative to the emergency administration of medication and will file
all such reports as may be required.

Additionally, the school physician, school nurse, or specially trained staff members may also
administer epinephrine to any student in case of a medical emergency, if appropriate. This
authorization extends to administering epinephrine without prior notification to

For significant injuries, the staff person witnessing the event must fill out an accident report,
which must be submitted to administration so that he/she is informed and a basis is established
for the proper processing of insurance claims and remediation if necessary.

The District makes it possible for parents to subscribe to student accident insurance at low rates.
This program is offered each year from a third party at the parent’s expense.

Legal References:
RSA 200:40, RSA 200:40-a,
RSA 200:44-a, RSA 200:54, RSA 200:55
NH Admin Rules, Sec. Ed 306.04-a (21),
Ed 306.12

Adopted: April 13, 1989
Adopted: February 15, 2000
Adopted: January 18, 2005
Revised: November 4, 2008
Reviewed/Revised: January 3, 2017