I'm seeking some information from you school nurses. I'm a RN in the hospital setting, so I don't have any experience with this type of issue.
A dear friend of mine is a teachers' assistant. The school where she is emploeyd, sadly, has only a part-time school nurse (she is shared with several other counties and was not there at the time of this incident).
Recently, a 9 year old in her classroom suffered a grand mal seizure. The child fell out of a chair and they were unsure whether she struck her head on the floor. The child has no history of seizures that the parent/school are aware.
The school did not call EMS, but called the mother (who was an hour away and stated that she would be there in 1-2 hours time). I suppose that the mother gave no directions to call EMS at that time.
The child was kept in the classroom and observed by a teacher. Sadly, only one of the teachers in this school is even trained in CPR! Mother arrived several hours later and picked up the child.
Does your school have any policies/procedures for medical emergencies? Is this typical - call the parent/not call EMS? It just seems like a huge liability for the school and health hazard for the kid (with sometimes undereducated parents, sad to say).
Any input/advice/thoughts? Thanks for your help!