Oatlands Primary School provides equipment, first aid supplies and trained staff (including a qualified nurse) to administer first aid within the limits of staff skill, expertise and training.
The First Aid Room is maintained to an appropriate standard including the availability of equipment and supplies. In case of minor accidents/injury, first aid will be administered by the school nurse or a first aid trained teacher.
The school continually updates all medical records of students with existing medical conditions (ie. asthma, epilepsy, diabetes). Forms will be sent home to families at the beginning of each year.
Unwell students will be observed in the First Aid Room for a short time. Should their condition persist parents will be contacted to make arrangements for their child to be collected from school.
If an accident does occur in the playground, the student will be issued with a First Aid Card and sent inside to the nurse or the teacher on first aid duty. The injury will be treated and appropriate action will follow. If the injury is of a serious nature the parent(s) will be contacted.
Generally, teachers are not permitted to administer medicines but will assist parents if pre-arranged with a letter of authority.
There is an expectation that students taking medication on a daily basis will have their medication placed into a Medi-Dose Box. The class teacher will retain this box with the medication being distributed at the agreed time(s).
Oatlands Primary School has adopted the Asthma Management Policy as per The Asthma Foundation of Victoria. This policy emphasises:
- students with asthma should have a Management Plan filled out by their doctor/paediatrician in consultation with their parents
- the usual medical treatment
- the action plan detailing medications to be used in case of deteriorating asthma, recognising symptoms.
Students who suffer from anaphylaxis must have a management plan developed in consultation between the school and his/her parents. Prevention strategies must be agreed to and awareness of the students who suffer from anaphylaxis will be known by staff.
The school will ensure that an adequate number of staff have been trained in responding appropriately to a student who is experiencing an reaction. A pouch containing the students management plan, Epipen and student details will be kept in the school's main office.
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