ERIC Number: ED231784
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Emergency Health Preparedness: Expectations for Teachers.
Winkelman, Jack L.
Specific issues relevant to the emergency health preparedness of schools and the key roles and expectations applicable to teachers are outlined. It is noted that, while issues of legal liability relevant to teachers are complex, teachers are expected to: (1) anticipate possible risk or harm involved in activities; (2) give adequate warning of possible adverse consequences of an event or situation; (3) avoid risks or harm to students as far as possible; and (4) provide emergency assistance consistent with the policies and procedures of the school board. Recommendations are made on first aid and emergency care training and responsibilities: (1) Teachers should be fully prepared to be the first to respond in an emergency situation; (2) First aid supplies must be readily available and teachers knowledgeable about their use; (3) Complete information on the health status of every student should be available; (4) Official notification cards for every student should be on file; and (5) All teachers should be properly trained in first aid involving a life-threatening situation. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the California Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (April, 1983).