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USD Health Requirements and Services Medical Treatment Training

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									     USD Training
Health Requirements and
        Services:
  Medical Treatment
       2013-2014
Notification of Parents:
¨ Parents will be notified of a child’s accident
  or sudden illness as soon as possible;
¨ If a student is ill, parents need to be
  contacted; the teacher should consult with
  the principal/designee, who will contact the
  home.
Consent to Emergency Medical
Treatment:
¨ An administrator or school nurse or
  designee at the minor student’s school may
  consent to emergency medical treatment of
  that student provided that the person having
  the power to consent as otherwise provided
  by law cannot be contacted to give the
  consent - UCA 78-14-5(4C).
Consent to Emergency Medical
Treatment:
¨ Consent to medical treatment shall be in
  writing, signed by the school official giving
  consent, and given to the physician,
  hospital, or other medical facility that
  administers the treatment.
School Health Program:
¨ Uintah School District participates in vision
  screenings, hearing screenings,
  encouragement of dental checks of all
  children, and health counseling for parents
  provided by the school nurse.
School Health Program:
¨ First aid supplies will be available in every
  school in a convenient place;
¨ Communicable disease control will include
  decisions regarding closing schools when
  epidemics occur or threaten; and
  communicable diseases lists provided by the
  health department, which will include
  information regarding isolation, exclusion
  from school, and signs and symptoms of
  suspected communicable diseases.
Procedures for Dealing With Blood
Borne Pathogens:

¨ See Policy 007.0715 Guidelines for
  Handling Body Fluids, and Policy 007.0705
  Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
  Policy for more information on issues
  related to these topics.
     Emergency First Aid Treatment:
¨ When any student on school grounds is in need of life-
  sustaining emergency care (defined as any procedure or
  intervention that may prevent a student from dying who,
  without such procedure or intervention, faces a risk of
  imminent death), staff shall immediately call 911.

¨ While awaiting paramedics or medical assistance,
  appropriately trained staff members (including the
  school nurse, if possible) shall take all reasonable steps
  to provide first aid assistance.
      Emergency First Aid Treatment
¨ If the need is dire and untrained school staff are the only
  ones available, the untrained staff person should, after
  the call to 911 is made, assist the victim until help
  arrives.

¨ USD employees may administer emergency first aid
  medical treatment to students or others on school
  property when conditions so require, without any
  liability to either the School District or the administering
  employee.
       Life-Sustaining Emergency Care – Do
       Not Resuscitate Order (DNR):

¨ The district will not comply with “do not resuscitate”
  orders and other directives from parents or others that
  request that life-sustaining emergency care not be
  provided to a particular student in need of such care
  while under the control and supervision of the school.

¨ The district shall consider requests for alternative forms
  of life-sustaining emergency care, but those requests
  must be supported by written medical substantiation by
  the child’s physician.
      Life-Sustaining Emergency Care – Do
      Not Resuscitate Order (DNR):
¨ Determinations shall be made on such requests by a team
  of persons at the school who are knowledgeable about
  the child.
¨ This team may ask additional outside information when
  necessary for a decision.
¨ Any determination made on such a request must be
  based on the likelihood that the chosen form of life
  sustaining emergency care shall maintain the child’s life
  until an ambulance arrives or the student is otherwise
  transported to the care of medical personnel.
Administering Medication: Authorized employees of
USD may administer medication to a student during periods
when the student is under the control of the school, subject
to the following conditions:

¨ The district has received, from the parent or legal guardian of the
  student, a current written and signed request (updated and
  resubmitted each year, on a form approved by USD) to administer
  the medication when the student is under the control of the school.

¨ The student’s physician, dentist, nurse practitioner, or physician
  assistant has provided a signed statement describing the method,
  amount, and time schedule for administration, along with the side
  effects that may be seen in the school setting.
Administering Medication: Authorized employees of
USD may administer medication to a student during periods
when the student is under the control of the school, subject
to the following conditions:
¨ Administering over-the-counter medications requires a prescribing
  practitioner statement as well as consent of the parent or guardian.
¨ Protocol for administering over-the-counter medications is the same
  as for administering prescription medications.
¨ Oral, topical, and inhalant medication may be administered by
  assigned school personnel; medications requiring other routes of
  administration will not be given by school personnel, except in
  emergency situations; in non-emergency situations, medications
  requiring other routes of administration must be given by a
  registered nurse or the parent/guardian; exceptions will be
  addressed within a 504 accommodation plan/Health Care Plan.
Administering Medication: Authorized employees of
USD may administer medication to a student during periods
when the student is under the control of the school, subject to
the following conditions:
 ¨ All medication that is to be given at school must be furnished by
   the parent or guardian and delivered to school by a responsible
   adult (not sent with the student).
 ¨ All prescription medication must be in the original container,
   labeled by the pharmacy with the name of the student, the name of
   the physician, the name of the medication, the amount to be given
   (dose), and the duration of the treatment.
 ¨ Over-the-counter drugs must be in the original bottle and labeled
   with the student’s name.
 ¨ All medication provided to the school shall be kept in a secure
   location in the central office or nurse’s office under lock and key
   (with the exception of Epi pens and Glucagon), with the principal
   assigning one or more trained personnel the responsibility of
   administering student medication.
Administering Medication: Authorized employees of
USD may administer medication to a student during periods
when the student is under the control of the school, subject
to the following conditions:
¨ Only the principal and persons authorized to administer medication
  shall have access to the medications.
¨ A record, including the type of medication, amount, and the time
  and day it was administered must be kept for each student
  receiving medication at school; the person administering the
  medication must sign the record each time medication is given.
¨ Students shall not carry or self-administer medication on school
  premises unless it is expressly ordered by the student’s physician.
¨ Authorization for administration of medication by school personnel
  may be withdrawn by the school at any time following actual
  notice to the student’s parent or guardian (UCA 53A-11-601).
Administering Medication: Authorized employees of
USD may administer medication to a student during periods
when the student is under the control of the school, subject
to the following conditions:

¨ Authorized school personnel who provide assistance as
  set forth in this policy in substantial compliance with
  physicians’ or dentists’ written statements and the Uintah
  School District are not liable civilly or criminally for any
  adverse reaction suffered by the student as a result of
  taking the medication or discontinuing the administration
  of the medication pursuant to the provisions of this policy
  - UCA 53A-11-601(3).
Authorized Employees: The School Board delegates to
the Superintendent and the Principal, authority to select and
appoint authorized employees who may administer
medications pursuant to this policy in each building.
¨ Employees appointed and authorized to administer medication shall
  be provided training annually by the School District and the local
  department of health.

¨ The training shall include, at minimum:
   –   Proper practices and procedures for administering medication;
   –   Proper identification and safekeeping of medications;
   –   Record keeping procedures;
   –   Emergency first-aid procedures;
   –   Identification of adverse reactions to medications;
   –   Proper understanding and application of School District medication policies.
¨ For more information, please refer
  to USD policy 007.0720, Health
  Requirements and Services:
  Medical Treatment.

								
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