The School has a nursing service that aims at covering any possible accident or health contingency arising during school hours.
The School also has accident insurance which enables any student requiring it to be treated at specific clinics.
The school is also responsible for administering the prescribed medical treatment to the students who suffer chronic or acute diseases.
Committed to promoting good health, the school is connected to the programmes promoted by the Valencian Government on smoking prevention (class on tobacco) aimed at students of 1st and 2nd year of Secondary and on oral health (fluoridation, addressed to all primary school students, and oral examinations by the Paediatric Dentistry Clinic of the Picassent Health Centre for 3rd year Primary School students.
Pediculosis reviews are also performed on all the students of the centre, especially in the classes where we are warned of possible cases. We also have talks about oral health and body hygiene aimed at primary school students.
COLEGIO AUSIAS MARCH ACTION PROTOCOL IN CASE OF ACCIDENT
Colegio Ausiàs March, located in Picassent, has a nursing service run by a TSA (Technical Sanitary Assistant), Cristina Ripoll, whose job is to assist the students in case of accident or illness during school hours and assess if they should receive assistance at one of the clinics that the school has contracted through its insurance.
The action protocol in the event of an accident is as follows:
- If an accident occurs, the TSA will make an initial assessment of the situation to consider it as minor, moderate, or serious.
- In case of a minor accident, she will treat it herself and decide whether it is necessary to notify the family or not. If she believes it is necessary to transfer the student to the clinic for a more accurate diagnosis, the parents will be informed of the situation and they will decide if they prefer to pick up the child themselves and take them to one of the clinics or the centre should be responsible for the transfer.
- If case of a moderate accident, a first diagnosis will be performed, and the family will be contacted to inform them that the student will be transferred to the clinic arranged with the insurance company for diagnosis or treatment. If the family decides they prefer that the student be treated in another clinic or hospital and the situation allows for it, the family will be responsible for picking up the student at the School and transferring them to the clinic they consider appropriate.
- In the event of a serious accident, an initial diagnosis will be performed and the family will immediately be contacted to be informed to which clinic or hospital the student will be transferred.
- In cases of moderate and serious accidents, in which the family should be contacted before the student is transferred to the clinic, if it is not possible to reach the family immediately, the school will act in the way it considers most appropriate according to the situation.
- In case of illness while the student is at school, the TSA will contact the family to assess if picking up the sick child is convenient or not. If necessary, the suitability of giving the student medication for the symptomatic treatment of the illness (e.g. ibuprofen, paracetamol, etc.) will be evaluated.