Clinic Visit Triage
Whenever possible, first aid situations should be handled by the student in the classroom to prevent office congregation and possible exposure. The goal is to keep otherwise healthy students out of the clinic where they can be exposed to illness.
In this scenario, students will, to the extent possible, provide self-care with staff direction and physical distancing. Students who are unable to follow self-care instructions due to age or developmental level will be sent to the nurse.
In preparation for this model, school staff will receive enhanced first aid training, and classrooms will be provided with a supply of gloves, band-aids, and other first aid essentials.