At Stage Academy we give to the highest priority the medical needs of our students and staff. The policy sets out the information that we need from parents, how we respond to medical needs and what we will do in the unlikely event of a medical emergency.
Stage Academy will make every practical effort possible to accommodate the medical needs of its students and staff during Stage Academy activities. It is essential that parents and guardians make us aware of any medical needs whatsoever that a student may have including but not limited to allergies, disabilities, conditions, illnesses and medications so we can act accordingly and be prepared in the event of a medical emergency.
Stage Academy will ensure there is a minimum of one trained paediatric first aider on site at Stage Academy activities with an adequately stocked first aid kit (this does not apply to Stage Parties/Stage Education activities unless explicitly stated).
Parents or guardians must consent upon enrolling their child in Stage Academy activities to any emergency medical treatment deemed necessary and authorise staff or contractors of Stage Academy to sign on their behalf any written form of consent required by the hospital authorities should treatment be deemed necessary.
Stage Academy reserves the right to deny entry to any student at any time if it is deemed that taking part may put the student at risk, this includes where medication we have been told is essential including but not limited to epi pens and asthma pumps is not present.
Recording medical needs
- If a student has any medical needs these must be recorded on a "Medical Needs" form and discussed with the Stage Academy principal to ensure we have a full understanding a written record of their needs.
Updating medical needs
- If a student has a change to their medical needs it must be recorded on a "Medical Needs" form and discussed with the Stage Academy principal to ensure we have a full understanding a written record of the change to their needs.
- Medication must not be given without written permission from the parent/carer on a "Medical Needs" form. Only specifically prescribed medication should be given unless there are special circumstances which have been discussed and agreed with the Stage Academy principal on a case by case basis and always recorded in writing on a "Medical Needs" form.
- All medication should be properly named and labeled.
- If administering medication becomes necessary during a Stage Academy activity this should be witnessed by at least one other member or staff and information will be recorded on an accident report form.
- Stage Academy activities are very active and energetic, students should be in good health when attending for their own safety.
Administering First Aid
- Every Stage Academy venue will have a minimum of one fully qualified paediatric first aider on site at all times. Staff first aid certificates must be dated within the last three years of the current date.
- First aid should be witnessed by at least one other member of Stage Academy staff.
- If first aid is administered is will be recorded on an accident report form.
- All parents or Stage Academy students must consent to the administering of first aid and emergency medical treatment whist their child is in Stage Academy's care.