In emergency situations, school personnel arriving upon the scene of the emergency, or becoming aware of the need for emergency treatment, will render to that person in need, such comfort and protection as such personnel is capable of rendering. No person will be liable in civil damages who, in good faith, administers emergency care at the scene of an emergency for acts performed during the emergency unless such acts are willfully or wantonly negligent. School personnel will give immediate notice of the emergency to the principal and the school nurse. If the person so notified is capable of handling the situation without needing additional aid, such person may do so, if it is reasonably within his or her capability.

Procedures for Emergency Aid

The principal will notify the nurse of the emergency and if transportation is deemed necessary, he or she will call for an ambulance for transportation of the sick person to a doctor, clinic, or hospital.

No District employee will administer medical treatment unless that person is a physician, a nurse, has received District-approved training, or holds current certification to perform such treatment (i.e., CPR), and then only the amount of medical treatment the person is qualified to administer.

If the emergency situation permits, the parent or guardian of the sick person, if a minor, should be notified and consulted. If it appears to school personnel that it would be detrimental to the health of the sick person to give such notice before calling for an ambulance or a physician, notice by telephone will be given to said parent or guardian immediately after the ambulance or physician is called in order to give such parent or guardian an opportunity to attend to the situation as such parent or guardian elects.

No student may be taken or sent home because of illness or injury unless there is a responsible adult in the home to receive the child.

Administration of Medication

District employees who administer medication to students for whatever reason will adhere to established guidelines. Any employee who violates these guidelines may be held personally liable. Further, the Board admonishes school employees for injuries resulting from gross negligence that the District or the school employee may be held liable. The written request form is good for the current school year only.

A written request to administer nonprescription medication is required from the parent, legal guardian, or other person having legal control of the student. The parent must furnish routine, nonprescription medication. The District will provide prescription and nonprescription medications in accordance with established emergency protocols.

A written request to administer prescription medication is required from the parent, legal guardian, or other person having legal control of the student. In addition, the medication must be in the original container with a proper label. The label must contain the physician's name, a current date, correct dosage, and directions for use.

A locked medicine cabinet will be provided at each campus.

Cleanup Procedures

Routine and standard precautionary procedures will be used to clean up blood or any other body fluids after an accident or injury at school. Gloves will be worn when cleaning up blood spills. These spills will be disinfected with a freshly made ten percent solution of household chlorine bleach in water, and persons coming in contact with spills will wash their hands afterward. Blood-soaked items will be placed in leak-proof bags for washing or further disposition. Hand washing with soap and hot water after contact with a student is routinely recommended if physical contact has been made with a student's blood or body fluids, including saliva.

Round Rock ISD


LDU 2010.04

DATE ISSUED: 9/24/2010