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5.1 FIRST AID

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TALBOT COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
POLICY CODE 5.1
EASTON, MD 21601
ADOPTED: 01/11/89
REVIEWED: 06/08/10

FIRST AID

I. The Board of Education recognizes the importance of providing first aid and emergency care of its students and staff.

II. School employees are responsible for giving first aid or emergency are in case of sudden illness or injury to a student or a member of the staff. Further medical attention to students is the responsibility of the parents or guardian, or of someone the parents or guardian designate in case of emergency.

III. In each school, procedures for the handling of such emergencies will be established and made known to the staff. Each school and school vehicle will be equipped with appropriate first-aid supplies.

IV. All school employees are expected to know where first aid supplies are kept in their work areas, and to be well informed about proper first aid practices so that they can take necessary action. A first responder will remain in charge until a more qualified person arrives on the scene.