Although somewhat protected, the teacher is vulnerable to damaging lawsuits. It is important to plan preventive steps that will minimize accidents, and reduce both individual and district liability. Essentially, such steps include effective safety instruction, prudent selection of activities, careful supervision of all activities, and proper maintenance of classroom and equipment. The court uses a "reasonable man" rule to determine whether the responsible individuals exercised the proper degree of caution and judgment. The question is "Would an average person with this training and background have acted the same under similar circumstances?"

If an accident or incident occurs, the teacher is expected to act in an informed and professional manner. Once assistance is given, it should be continued until the problem is resolved or until the patient is released to qualified medical help, the parent or another responsible person. Measures should be taken to reduce any anxiety or fear that the injured student or other students experience. This requirement includes verification of training in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) that covers infant, child and adult CPR skills and First Aid Training. At times the teacher might need to render assistance until advanced medical help arrives. At those times the teacher needs to take appropriate action.


School Teachers must be trained to respond to basic first aid emergencies / injuries. In addition, they need training in Adult, Child and Infant CPR emergencies. Safety works offers combined or seperate CPR & First Aid classes that can be taught at our training center or on-site at your facility. Course times and cost vary depending on your needs. Please call for quotes and information today. Tel: (310) 542-0594.

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Do be cool, calm, and collected. Most cases are not serious.
Do obtain staff assistance, if necessary.
Do handle the person as little as possible. Do not move the person until the evaluation is complete.
On completion of the emergency-handling phase:
Do check with the victim and with any witnesses about what happened.
Do make a prompt complete, and accurate report of the incident to the department chairperson and the administration.
Don't give liquids (or medicines) to an unconscious person.
Don't cut the skin, break blisters, and so forth.
Don't diagnose.
Don't give medical advice.
Don't transport an injured student in a private car.
Don't send a student home before consulting a parent.
Don't treat injuries that happened at home.

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