Administration of Medicines and First Aid

Children should not attend school if they are suffering from the following:

  • High Temperature
  • Diahorria or Vomiting (Children should not return to school for 48 hours after symptoms have stopped).
  • Have an infectious illness.
  • A heavy cold/cough which prevents them from learning effectively.

Administration of Medicines in School
If a child returns to school and they need medication then this must be taken into the front office where a form will be given to the parent to fill out and sign.  The medicine is then kept in the fridge or medical cupboard in the front office.
The medicine will be administered by a member of staff at the time indicated and recorded in the medical folder in the front office.
Any medicine brought into school should be collected from the front office at the end of the school day.  Medicines that are prescribed three times a day can be given to the pupilsat home, before school, after school and in the evening.

Epipens

Epipens are to be kept in the pupils’ classroom in a box labelled with child’s name on the top and any instructions inside with the Epipen.  If possible a second Epipen may be kept in the medical cupboard in the front office.  Epipen training is part of staff’s First Aid Training.

Inhalers

Inhalers and spacers are kept in pupil’s classrooms, in a named box and if possible one at the front office in the Medical Cupboard.  If a child needs to use one during the school day this will be recorded in the Medical Folder in the Front Office.

Parents with children suffering from a long-term illness or condition requiring permanent medication, (e.g. Diabetes or Epilepsy) or special care should discuss their child’s needs with the head teacher.  In most cases a Care Plan will be put into place to make sure the child is cared for in the best possible way whilst at Littleton.

If a child becomes unwell whilst at school they will be seen by the School Secretary who is First Aid Trained or by another trained member of staff.  Any minor injuries (cuts or grazes) will be treated by a qualified first aider.  Plasters/dressings will be applied for cuts and grazes after being cleaned with water.  No creams or lotions will be applied.  Head bumps are treated with cold compress and parents will be notified by phone call or letter depending on injury.
If a child is not well enough to continue learning then a member of staff will contact the parent and ask for them to collect.

Emergencies

In the event of an emergency a parent will be contacted immediately as well as calling for an Ambulance.  In the event of not being able to contact the parent a member of staff will stay with the child if they need to go to hospital until a parent arrives.