ics illness policy
The Health Room is located off the main office in the school building. This area is equipped with the supplies
necessary to provide emergency care in accordance with standards set by the Department of Public Instruction and
the Department of Health and Human Services. Students Health Services has identified procedures for attending to
students who incur an accident, are injured, or become ill while attending school and for medications. These
procedures are reviewed and updated annually to provide for best nursing practice.
The student health record system is maintained in the school health office, including accident reports and a log of
services performed. HIPPA confidentiality standards are maintained in accordance with state and federal laws and
The following provides a brief outline of emergency health procedures followed by Health Room Staff:
Minor Injury (those injuries that do not require the attention of a physician)
o Parents will be notified by phone or written note
o The child is returned to his/ her classroom
Major Injury/ Illness (Require further medical attention and include, but are not limited to injuries of the eye,
tooth, seizures, fractures, burns, etc.)
o First aid administered and administration notified
o Parent and/ or guardian are notified as soon as possible
o A recuse squad may be contacted prior to the parents and/ or guardian being notified in extreme
Life Threatening (Include, but not limited to allergic reaction, asthma attack, cardiac arrest, respiratory arrest,
sever bleeding, head, neck and spinal injuries.)
o First aid is administered and administration is notified
o 911/ Rescue Squad is summoned
o Parent and/ or Guardian are contacted IMMEDIATELY
Call EMS if: (Medical Services will call EMS if):
The child is unconscious, semi-conscious or unusually confused.
The child’s airway is blocked.
The child is not breathing.
The child is having difficulty breathing, shortness of breath or is choking.
The child has no pulse.
The child has bleeding that won’t stop.
The child is coughing up or vomiting blood.
The child has been poisoned
The child has a seizure for the first time or a seizure that lasts more than 5 minutes.
The child has injuries to the head neck or back.
The child has sudden, severe pain anywhere in the body.
The child’s condition is limb-threatening (for example, severe eye injuries, amputations or other injuries that may leave the child
permanently disabled unless he/she receives immediate care.)
The child’s condition could worsen or become life-threatening on the way to the hospital.
Moving the child could cause further injury.
The child needs the skills or equipment of paramedics or emergency medical technicians.