First aid

First Aid

   

Forms

Medication Request Form
School Asthma Action Plan 
Allergic Reactions Action Plan
Insect Reactions Action Plan
Student Health Table

 

 

       Linda                              Trish


First Aid Officers between 1.30pm - 3.00pm


MEDICINES AND MEDICAL TREATMENT AT SCHOOL

The school is equipped with first aid facilities sufficient to deal with minor injuries and a nebuliser for asthma sufferers. We provide a trained First Aid Officer who is on duty everyday between 1.30pm and 3.00pm.  Other times of the day, office staff (who are trained) look after this area. Many of our staff members are also trained First Aiders.

 

Accidents in the yard are treated at school, with contact made to parents or a doctor if we believe it is the most appropriate action.  If your child has had a head bump at school and has been treated by a First Aider, then you will be notified.  

 

Some children attending school need regular attention to control illness such as asthma, hay fever, severe allergies or epilepsy. Parents whose children have such needs should discuss this with the Office and acquaint the classroom teacher with full details. 

 

In severe incidences an Ambulance will be called when deemed necessary by the First Aid Officer in charge. We would strongly urge all families to take out Ambulance cover to help cover costs. For information regarding this cover call  1300 366 141 or visit www.ambulance.vic.gov.au

 

Tablets or medicine should be supplied in the original container marked with the child’s name, grade, dose and time the dose is to be given. It must be handed to the Office for safekeeping.

 

Spare sets of medicine for long-term illness may be secured in the sick bay. These, too, need to be supplied in a clearly marked container, with instructions and administration of the medicine.

 

If your child requires a puffer for asthma, please ensure that it is kept with them and that it contains the appropriate medication, as outlined in your individual Asthma Management Plan.


EMERGENCY INFORMATION - When students are enrolled, emergency details are placed onto our computers to help us make contact with you or your identified carers in an emergency situation. It is vital that this information is kept up to date and accurate. Any changes to phone numbers or other details must be given to the Office as soon as possible to ensure no unnecessary distress is caused in an emergency.


HEAD LICE

The incidence of head lice is an issue with all schools. At Beaconsfield we minimize the incidence of head lice by asking parents to make routine inspections of their child’s hair so that immediate steps can be taken should lice or eggs be present. It is important you let us know if head lice are present, so that if necessary, grades can be notified and chances of spreading are reduced. Children are not permitted to return to school until after appropriate treatment has been undertaken.  We have included a website which offers resources and further information from the Department of Human Services to help you find and treat this compliant: www.health.vic.gov.au/headlice