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MEDICAL EMERGENCIES

Policy Number: 
Superintendent File: JHCE

It is the policy of the District to render first aid and life sustaining care to any and all students who manifest serious or life-threatening symptoms and who, in the judgment of the school personnel responsible for the students, require immediate medical assistance. In medical emergencies, District employees shall render first aid and life sustaining care to the extent of their knowledge and training, seek assistance from school nursing personnel or other trained employees, and contact emergency medical response personnel by telephoning 911 or another appropriate emergency response number.

The parents or legal guardians of a District student may present to school personnel a Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) order or a Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) directive stating that the student should not be resuscitated in the event of a medical emergency. Nevertheless, the parents or legal guardians will be informed that school personnel will obtain emergency assistance in the event of a medical emergency as set forth above and will not follow the DNR order or CPR directive. When presented with a CPR directive or DNR order, District personnel will request written parent permission to provide a copy of the directive or order to the emergency response personnel who typically respond to the school building that the student attends.

After responding to a medical emergency, school personnel will attempt to notify the student’s parent or legal guardian regarding the emergency as promptly as possible under the circumstances.

Adopted:  March 14, 2005