Medical Care at Danegrove
If your child or any member of the family is displaying Covid-19 symptoms please keep your child at home and contact the school office. Government guidance for isolation is currently 10 days. If any member of your family has been in contact with a person displaying or has Covid-19 you must isolate also for 10 days.
The Medical Team
First Aid Qualified Staff
First Aid Procedures
Only prescribed medicines can be administered at school. Parents who would like medicine to be administered at school need to sign a permission to administer medicines form when handing in the medicine that day. Medicine should be collected at the end of each day.
Inhalers and Epi Pens
If a child uses an inhaler at home, then we must have an inhaler at school. This is the same for Epi pens. All medication is kept in the First Aid room. Epi pens and inhalers are taken on all school trips.
For residential trips children take their home inhaler or Epi pen. Parents whose children have an inhaler sign a consent form and this states how often the inhaler is needed. Children with Epi- pens will need a care plan which is written by the school nurse and kept in the First Aid Room. Parents get a copy of this care plan.
We now have a defibrillator which is situated in the Reception area on on each site.
First Aid Procedures
Advice from the National Health Service
The National Health Service has issued a leaflet for parents advising them of what to do in the case of child illnesses.
Public Health England (PHE) has produced advice for educational settings. It emphasises that the risk of Ebola arriving in the UK is very low.
Nonetheless, because the time between contact with an infected person and symptoms first appearing can range from 2-21 days, it is possible that children and adults returning from affected countries could develop symptoms up to three weeks after arrival.
The Guidance Adds
Any persons arriving back in the UK having travelled from any of the affected countries, and who are free of symptoms, are not infectious and there should be no restrictions on their school attendance or normal activities.
Staff and parents should look out for the common symptoms of the virus if a child appears to be unwell. These include fever (for instance, pale skin, sweating or shivering), diarrhoea and vomiting, and weakness (for example, the inability to stand unsupported as appropriate for age). If a child displays any of these symptoms, and has spent time in Guinea, Liberia or Sierra Leone in the past 21 days then an immediate medical assessment is needed. The child should be referred to the local NHS.
Sickness and Diarrhoea
If your child has suffered from sickness or diarrhoea they should remain off school for 48 hours after their last episode.
If your child comes down with any viral infections such as chicken pox or measles, you should inform the school immediately.
Parents must inform the school if their child suffers from any allergies. This includes an allergy to plasters.
Accidents at School
All accidents at school that are reported to the Medical Team are recorded. Minor bumps and scratches can occur during a school day. We do not inform parents of every single incident.
Major accidents are recorded and parents are informed (often by phone). Head injuries are always reported to parents via our red letters and our texting service. If we feel that a child needs to go home because of an accident; needs to see a doctor or needs to be checked by the hospital (not as an emergency) or due to sickness we would call the parents.
If there is a really serious incident we call an ambulance and also the parents. A Riddor form is completed for major accidents including fractures or hospital admissions.
Emergency Contact Numbers
It is vital that we have up to date contact numbers for parents in case we need to contact you because your child is unwell or they have had an accident. In addition to this it is essential that we have an up to date emergency contact number (a neighbour, friend or relative) in case we cannot contact you.
First Aid kit
The First Aid equipment is kept in the Welfare Room on each site and is constantly kept well stocked and supplies are replaced when stocks run low. Small First Aid kits are taken on any trips out of school.