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Health Care And Emergencies   

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The Board of Trustees recognizes the importance of taking appropriate action whenever an emergency threatens the safety, health, or welfare of a student at school or during school-sponsored activities.

The Superintendent or designee shall develop procedures to ensure that first aid and/or medical attention is provided as quickly as possible when student accidents and injuries occur and that parents/guardians are notified as appropriate.

The Superintendent or designee shall ask parents/guardians to provide emergency contact information in order to facilitate communication in the event of an accident or illness.

District staff shall appropriately report and document student accidents.

Resuscitation Orders

District employees are expected to respond to emergency situations without discrimination. If any student needs resuscitation, staff shall make every effort to initiate emergency response by calling 911.

The Board prohibits staff members from accepting or following any parental or medical "Do Not Resuscitate" orders.

Automated External Defibrillators

The Board authorizes the placement of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) at designated school sites for use by designated personnel who have volunteered to receive training in the use of AEDs.

The Superintendent or designee shall develop guidelines based on California Health and Safety Code §1797.196, for employees regarding the use of these devices and shall ensure that employees receive training on their proper use and handling. The guidelines shall also specify the placement, security, and maintenance of the AED.

The authorization of AEDs in district schools shall not be deemed to create a guarantee or obligation to use the AED in the case of an emergency nor any expectation that an AED or trained employee will be present and/or able to use an AED in an emergency or any expectation that the AED will operate properly.

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

32040-32044 First aid equipment

49300-49307 School safety patrols

49407 Liability for treatment

49408 Emergency information

49409 Athletic events; physicians and surgeons; emergency medical care; immunity

49470 Medical and hospital services for athletic program

49471 Medical and hospital services not provided or available

49472 Medical and hospital services for pupils

49474 Ambulance services

51202 Instruction in personal and public health and safety

CIVIL CODE

1714.21 Defibrillators; CPR; immunity from civil liability

FAMILY CODE

6550-6552 Caregivers

HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE

1797.196 Automatic external defibrillators, immunity from civil liability

CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 8

5193 California Bloodborne Pathogens Standard

Management Resources:

WEB SITES

American Heart Association: http://www.americanheart.org

American Red Cross: http://www.redcross.org

California Department of Health Care Services: http://www.dhcs.ca.gov

Policy VISTA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: February 17, 2011 Vista, California

revised: February 21, 2013