District Resources

Emergency Supply Cabinets: All school buildings, as well as the Board Office and Special Services, have been provided with an Emergency Supply Cabinet, which includes the following initial inventory:

 

KEYS: CABINETS ARE TO REMAIN UNLOCKED

 

SUPPLY LIST:

 

Item

Quantity

Caution/Safety Tape

2 Rolls

Duct Tape

2 Rolls

Respirator

2

Respirator Cartridge 4/pack

1

Rescue Blanket

10

Reflective Vest

2

Bulk First Aid Kit

1

Marking Paint – Orange

1

Fire Blanket

1

Cabinet 36w X 18d X 42h

1

Cabinet Wheel Kit

1

Vinyl Gloves – 100 pack

1

Leather Palm Gloves

2

Polypropylene Yellow Rope – 100 Feet

1

General Purpose Bolt Cutter

1

Adjustable Wrench

1

Hacksaw – High Tension

1

Linesmen’s Pliers

1

Double Face Sledge Hammer

1

Flashlight

2

Battery “D Cell”

8

Zip Ties 18”

1 Package

 

Notes:  

(1) Caster frames have been provided for the easy movement of these cabinets about the building or site.

(2) Building Administrators will ensure inventory of these cabinets will become part of their Building Level Safety Plan. Requests for replacement or additional items will be forwarded to the Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds for his review.

 

Emergency Grab & Go Bags are school emergency bags that are filled with supplies that might need to be taken in an emergency. A minimum of two bags are kept in each school building. The bags contain the following inventory:

 

Item

Quantity Per Bag

Golf Pencils

5

Pens

2

Sharpies

2

First Aid Kit

1

CPR Mask

1

Notepads

1

Flashlight

1

Duct Tape

1

AM/FM Hand Crank Radio

1

Garbage Bags

3

Hand Sanitizer

2 bottles

Wet Wipes

10

Disposable Gloves

10 pairs

Face Masks

15

Safety Vest

1

Whistle

1

AA Batteries (for radio)

3

 

Buildings & Grounds

  • Manpower
  • Trucks
  • Portable Power
  • Heavy Equipment

 

Nurse’s Offices (Throughout District School Buildings)

  • Medical Supplies
  • Pre-authorized Student Medications

 

 

Personnel Resources (Nurses, AED, CPR, First Aid Qualified):

Appendix B is provided as a listing of current personnel who have met and/or maintained their certifications for Nursing, Psychology or AED/CPR/First Aid. This list may prove invaluable when searching for qualified personnel during an emergency

 

District Wide AED Protocol

Purpose: To establish a protocol for the use of the AED and to assist in the care of the Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) victim.

 

Location of AED’s: AED’s will be located in each of the student instructional school facilities and selected additional buildings of the Enlarged City School District of Middletown. The specific location of the AED in a building will be communicated to all staff and the County of Orange 911 Center located at 22 Wells Farm Road, Goshen, NY 10924.

 

Training Requirements: District personnel who become AED qualified must forward a copy of their current certification in CPR and use of the AED from an American Red Cross CPR/AED, American Heart Association program or other nationally recognized training organization, to the Buildings & Grounds Office. With the exception of the School Nurse, certification is currently voluntary.

 

NOTE: In regard to Incident Command, AED certified personnel must be considered when establishing Building Level Response Teams.


District staff members, who do become AED qualified, must re-certify on a biennial basis as a minimum

 

AED Operation

(Note: The following instructions apply to the AEDs currently in service in the district. The use of AEDs may be slightly different depending on the manufacturer and model. It is imperative that you follow the directions for the AED being used.)

 

To prepare for ECG analysis and defibrillation: (Taken from Cardiac Science AED Manual)

  1. Assess the Patient. Determine that the patient is over 8 years of age or weighs more than 55 pounds and is both unresponsive and not breathing. Do not delay therapy to determine the patients exact age or weight. See the directions for use accompanying pediatric pads to replace adult pads with pediatric pads. Call Emergency Medical Services!
  2. Prepare the Patient. Open the AED lid, wait until the LEDs illuminate and follow the voice prompts.
  3. Place Pads. Follow the AED prompts to place defibrillation pads on the patient.
  4. Analyze the ECG. During the analysis phase do not touch the patient. Wait for the next prompt.
  5. Deliver a Shock. Follow the AED prompts and ensure that no one is touching the patient. The AED may deliver a shock on its own if no cardiac rhythm is detected, or the user may be prompted to press the shock button depending on the AED model.
  6. Administer CPR. After the AED delivers a shock or detects a non-shockable rhythm, it enters CPR mode.

 

Emergency Health Care Provider Direction

The District Nurse Practitioner will provide Emergency Health Care Provider direction for the Enlarged City School District of Middletown.  Development and review of District policy, training, and documentation will be constantly monitored by the District Nurse Practitioner.

 

Quality Improvement Program

An AED Reporting Form, located in appendix “B” of this plan, must be completed for each use of the AED.  The Emergency Health Care Provider will review this form prior to its submission to Hudson Valley EMS. Additionally, the rescue data should be reviewed for appropriate treatment and improvements in the district program.

 

Basic Maintenance

Weekly: A weekly sign-off log will be utilized to perform checks of the units at each building.

A copy of this weekly check-off sheet is attached.  The building administrator will appoint a person, and two alternates in the event of the primary’s absence, to check each AED on a weekly basis.  Nurse and Nurse’s Office staff are highly recommended for this task.  Weekly basis will be defined as each week, or any part thereof, the building is open for business. When the indicator LED near the handle is green, the unit is ready for use. If the indicator is red, contact the Buildings & Grounds Department immediately to correct the problem.

 

Other: Once notified of a problem, maintenance issues will be the responsibility of the Buildings & Grounds Department and will be completed in accordance with the Operating Instructions provided with the current AED model in use.

 

Reporting: An AED reporting form, located in appendix “B” of this plan, will be utilized upon the use of any District AED. Upon completion, the AED Reporting Form will be faxed to the Nurse Practitioner at 845-326-1299. The Buildings & Grounds Department will then coordinate with the District Nurse Practitioner for review of the form prior to its submission to Hudson Valley EMS.

 

AED Impound: Upon completion of administering an AED, the unit must be taken out of service for use by medical personnel in order to assist with either patient diagnosis or for forensic purposes. The District Nurse Practitioner should be contacted in order to impound the device and make arrangements for transportation to the appropriate medical facility and also provide a replacement unit to the school.