Originally Posted by loraxc
Gosh, Carrie, it seems to me like this is quite a lot of extra work for teachers and staff.
I just can really easily imagine many situations where a child needs a dedicated adult to help him/her for at least 15 minutes with a medical need. It seems like it would be awfully hard to always have someone available for that at the drop of a hat.
No it isn't. Seriously 99% of what happens takes less than 2-3 minutes of care. In a 30min playing time outside, on a bad day you'll have 4 kids come in with a scrape needng a bandaid. on a good day you'll have none. I've goen an entire week without having to do anything.
There is 1 indoor supervisor whose job is to deal with these kids who get hurt. There are at times a few kids inside, but unless it's super cold or raining most of the kids are outside at the same time. All the kids in the school(240) go outside at the same time.
|If there was a designated school employee who was trained and had this as her stated job, I might be okay with it not being an RN. It seems very strange to me to just have it be like, "Oh, whoever is around can handle it."
That's not what it is like at all. It isn't whoever is around, but who is scheduled for that week to be in that job. The only time it's whoever is around is if a kid is puking sick. It doesn't happen that often. There have been less than a dozen times we've had a puking kid at the school.
Most of what happens does not require any training.
most kids here do not require medicines & in order to have a staff member give them there is a certain protocol & papers to be filled out. They prefer to NOT give them, to come up with other arrangements if necessary. The only kids who are given meds at school on a regular basis are taking it long term.