Health care plans
All students with an identified significant health problem will have a Health Care Plan (HCP). An emergency plan is incorporated into the HCP.
This plan is formulated with the parent/carer and student, and if appropriate, health personnel. All staff are trained annually, both online and face to face, in legal health care procedures including anaphylaxis, asthma, emergency care and CPR. All school staff are informed of and have access to individual student’s HCPs through sentral.
Only the first aid officer, or staff trained by the first aid officer, administers medication to students. Medication is accessed in the SLSO staff room (I2.08). A registry is kept, and audited of all medication administered.
With the exception of puffers and epipens, students must NEVER bring medication to class and self-administer. Families must inform the first aid officer (and any teacher supervising an excursion) regarding changes in medication(s).
In the event of an emergency on an excursion, the supervising teacher will immediately inform the school administration office, and will follow the student’s HCP. All attempts are made to contact parents/carers by administration staff. Parents are responsible for their student after they leave the school or excursion.
A Kaleidoscope nurse runs a Health clinic in the administration block once a fortnight. Students can make an appointment with the office staff or drop in on the day. The nurse provides free, safe and confidential help and support for issues such as:
- Family issues
- Sexual health
- Mental health
- Physical health
- Drugs and alcohol
- Other medical issues