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Provision of Emergency Care

Staff trained in first aid/emergency care techniques may provide emergency care or first aid to sick or injured students whenever they are under District supervision. For severe or life-threatening injuries and illnesses, the Emergency Assistance Number (911) will be called and the student will be transferred to an appropriate source of medical care as rapidly as possible.

During the published school-calendar year, each building will have designated, trained building medical responders. Written guidelines for medical emergencies will be reviewed and updated annually and will be available in every building. Medical responder teams will meet yearly to clarify procedures and update medical emergency practices.

Incidents requiring assessment by a healthcare provider will be documented according to Health Services reporting procedures. Medical responder teams will meet after emergency incidents for debriefing of the event.

Annually, parents are requested to provide emergency information, including the phone numbers of parents/guardians and alternative numbers to call in case of injury or illness at school.

The District will obtain epinephrine auto-injectors so if trained school personnel are available it can be administered to a student or individual who may be experiencing a suspected anaphylactic reaction.


Iowa Code 613.17 (Emergency Assistance in an Accident)
Iowa Code 281-14.3 (256)

  • Approved: 11-27-78 (as Regulation 605.2)
  • Revised: 05-09-88
  • Approved:  03-12-90 (as Procedure 605.3a)
  • Revised: 10-11-93
  • Reviewed: 07-15-96, 01-11-99
  • Revised: 04-14-08, 02-24-14, 06-13-16, 01-14-19
  • Documents: 605.3a

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