JGFGA-R      First Aid                                                                                            JGFGA-R


All playground supervisors must receive basic first aid training and CPR training when hired.  Periodic certification updates also need to take place according to the guidelines established by the American Red Cross.


Principals, assistant principals, head teachers, office personnel, physical education instructors, cafeteria and lunchroom personnel, and the custodial coordinator should also maintain emergency first aid and CPR certification


At least one person in every school building in the district shall be qualified to administer first aid and CPR.


First aid shall be limited to the applying of simple bandages or infection preventatives and to any justifiable emergency aid such as stopping excessive bleeding to prevent further injury, disability or death.


Neither diagnosis nor treatment, except under emergency conditions, are within the responsibilities of school personnel, since school personnel are not trained to make what are essentially medical decisions.


First aid supplies must be maintained at the building level.  Basic supplies must be kept in two locations, including one that is readily accessible to playground supervisors while they are on duty.


First aid supplies recommended by the Oakland County Health Department include:

Adhesive tape

Dixie cups



Gauze bandages

Splints (2 sizes)

Blankets (2)

Hypoallergenic wipes

Surgical gloves

Cotton picks

  (alcohol free, unscented)

Steripax gauze

Cotton-tipped applicators

Ice pack(s)

Tongue blades

Disposable tissues

Mouth guards

Triangular bandages








Revised  6/3/99