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Glenbard Township High School District 87
Policy 4:170-R4

Operational Services


Administrative Procedure – Plan for Responding to a Medical Emergency at a Physical Fitness Facility

In the event that a staff member, student or visitor suffers any sudden, serious and unexpected injury that would lead a reasonable person, possessing an average knowledge of medicine and health, to believe that the injured person requires urgent medical care, 9-1-1 shall be called.

Medical Emergency Contacts

The following individuals shall be notified in the event a medical emergency occurs in the facility designated:

Facility                                                         Title                                                Telephone                
Glenbard North                                            Principal                                          (630) 681-3184
Glenbard South                                           Principal                                          (630) 942-6600
Glenbard East                                             Principal                                          (630) 424-6600
Glenbard West                                            Principal                                          (630) 942-7473

In accordance with the requirements of the Physical Fitness Facility Medical Emergency Preparedness Act, the Board shall provide Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) to be used in emergency situations, in accordance with the following guidelines.

Registration

The District’s AEDs must be registered with the applicable EMS System Resource Hospital for the area in which the AED is stored and used. The EMS System Resource Hospital shall oversee the use of the AED and shall assist the District with training and maintenance requirements.

Notification

The Superintendent or designee shall notify the local communications or vehicle dispatch center of the existence, location and type of each AED stored at District facilities.

The building Principal shall notify all staff members of the location of any AEDs as well as the instructions for responding to medical emergencies.

Responsibilities Concerning Location of AED and Other First Aid Equipment

Indoor Facility - AED and other first aid equipment shall be placed so that their location will be conspicuous, easily accessible, and convenient; the AED must be mobile and accessible at all times.

Outdoor Facility - The AED must be placed (1) within 300 feet of the outdoor facility in an open building that has marked directions to the AED at its entrances, or (2) when not building within 300 feet of the outdoor facility exists, the person responsible for supervising the activity has the AED available at the outdoor facility during the event or activity.

Training

Staff members working in District facilities equipped with and AED shall be trained on the location of the AED and the requirements of the District’s medical emergency plan. Other authorized users of the facility shall be informed, either by postings or other notices, of the existence and location of the AED and the District’s medical emergency plan.

The District shall keep records on personnel trained to used AEDs. Included in these records will be a record of the individual’s training, as well as projected retraining dates. A list of trained AED users shall be provided to the EMS System Resource Hospital for the area in which the AED is stored and used. To qualify as a trained AED user, a District staff member must have:

1. Successfully completed a course of instruction in accordance with the standards of a nationally recognized organization such as the American Red Cross, the American Heart Association, or other program which complies with the rules approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health; or

2. Be licensed to practice medicine in all of its branches in Illinois in accordance with the Medical Practice Act of 1987.

Trained AED Users must renew their certification every two years by participating in a renewal course offered by a nationally recognized organization such as those named above. Reasonable measures must be taken so that only the authorized trained staff members use the AEDs.

Maintenance

The AEDs must be maintained and tested in accordance with the manufacturer’s guidelines. A copy of the manufacturer’s guidelines shall be provided to the EMS System Resource Hospital where the AED is registered. The District’s AEDs must remain mobile and accessible at all times. If an AED becomes inoperable, the District shall repair or replace the AED within 45 days.

Reporting

Whenever an AED is used, the person using it cooperates and provides any information requested by the local emergency communications or vehicle dispatch, so they can complete the Data Collection and Submission report about the use of the AED. If appropriate, a supervising staff member completes an accident report.

If an adult refuses treatment, the emergency responder documents the refusal and, if possible, asks the adult to sign a statement stating that he or she refused treatment.


ADOPTED:  September 26, 2005

REVIEWED: March 13, 2006

REVIEWED: June 8, 2009

REVISED:    September 14, 2009

REVIEWED: March 5, 2012

REVISED:    May 7, 2012