6119 - Emergency Care Within the School Setting ## Emergency Care ## Within The School Setting
The Avery County Board of Education seeks to insure safe and proper handling of serious illness, injury, and emergencies that arise during the hours of school attendance, while on school property, or during school sponsored activities. The purpose of this policy is to ensure that all students in the Avery County School System are treated promptly and appropriately when there is a serious illness, injury or emergency situation during the hours of school attendance, while on school property, or during school- sponsored activities.
True medical emergencies are rare but the potential exists.
Examples of, but not limited to, serious injuries and potential emergencies: * Head Injury * Obvious fractures and/or dislocation of bones * Loss of consciousness * Respiratory distress * Severe allergic reaction * Severe burns * Persistent chest pain
The following is the system’s standard operating procedure for serious illness, injury or emergency.
- Every attempt will be made to notify the parent/guardian and/or emergency contact. * The First Responder team will be activated. * Recognize impending and actual emergencies. * Summon appropriate EMS, if needed. * Stabilize the condition. * If the emergency arises in a student with a known chronic illness, every attempt will be made to follow the written Emergency Action Plan for this condition.