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First Aid and Medication

FIRST AID AND MEDICATION

The school has assessed the need for first aid provision and identified the following staff to provide first aid (both on site and where required for trips/ visits and extra-curricular activities)

TRAINED TO FIRST AID AT WORK LEVEL (18 hrs):

TRAINED TO EYFS STANDARD (PAEDIATRIC FIRST AID, 2 days/ 12 hrs):

Grace O’Brien, EYFS – expiry May 2022

Sian Walker, EYFS – expiry November 2019

Julie Maney, KS1 – expiry October 2019

Bev Castello, Office – expiry May 2020

Jabeen Choudhury, MSA – expiry May 2020

Lesley Zambarloukas, EYFS – expiry March 2022

Amanda Dowden, EYFS – expiry November 2021

Deborah Vale, EYFS – expiry March 2022

Lisa Durcan, SENCO – expiry June 2022

Donna Neary, EYFS – expiry May 2022

Hannah Rossington, EYFS – expiry May 2022

Naelah Barlas, EYFS – expiry June 2022

TRAINED TO EMERGENCY FIRST AID AT WORK (1 day/ 6 hrs):

MSAs – Margaret Green, Adrienne Freeman – expiry May 2020

Office – Sam Clarke – expiry May 2020

First aid qualifications remain valid for 3 years. The Office Manager will ensure that refresher training is organised to maintain competence and that new persons are trained should first aiders leave.

Beverley Castello is responsible for regularly checking (termly) that the contents of first aid boxes [including travel kits/ those in vehicles] are complete and replenished as necessary.

Transport to hospital: Where a first aider considers it necessary, the injured person will be sent directly to hospital (normally by ambulance). Parents/ carers will be notified immediately of all major injuries to pupils.

No casualty will be allowed to travel to hospital unaccompanied and an accompanying adult will be designated in situations where the parents/ carers cannot be contacted in time.

Where there is any doubt about the appropriate course of action, the first aider will consult with the Health Service helpline (NHS Direct 111) and, in the case of pupil with the parents/ carers.

Administration of medicines

All medication will be administered to pupils in accordance with the DfE document Supporting pupils at school with medical conditions. Detailed arrangements are provided in a separate policy.

No member of staff will administer any medication (prescribed or non-prescribed) to children under 16 without a parent’s written consent except in exceptional circumstances.

Beverley Castello is responsible for accepting medication and checking all relevant information has been provided by parents/ carers prior to administering.

Records of administration will be kept by Beverley Castello.

All non emergency medication kept in school is securely stored in the medical room with access strictly controlled. All pupils know how to access their medication. Under no circumstances will medication be stored in first aid boxes.

Emergency medication and devices such as asthma inhalers and adrenaline pens are always readily available to children and not locked away. These are kept in The First Aid Room and clearly labelled.

The school have chosen to hold an emergency salbutamol inhaler for use by pupils who have been prescribed a reliever inhaler and for whom parental consent for its use has been obtained.

Individual Health Care Plans (IHCP)

Parents/ carers are responsible for providing the school with up to date information regarding their child’s health care needs and providing appropriate medication.

IHCPs are in place for those pupils with significant medical needs e.g. chronic or ongoing medical conditions such as diabetes, epilepsy, anaphylaxis etc.

The IHCP is developed with the pupil (where appropriate), parent/ carer, designated named member of school staff, specialist nurse (where appropriate) and relevant healthcare services. These plans will be completed at the beginning of the school year and will be reviewed annually.

All staff are made aware of any relevant health care needs and copies of health care plans are available in the office.

Staff will receive appropriate training related to health conditions of pupils and the administration of medicines by a health professional as appropriate.