First Aid

First Aid

    Duties if you need to administer First Aid:

    • Look up the student in the notebook inside the first aid bag to confirm that the parent has given permission to administer first aid
    • Confirm what the student is allowed to take
    • Complete the form inside of the notebook so that we have a record of what was done during practice
    • Know the signs of Heat Cramps, Heat Exhaustion, Heat Stroke and Heat Stress - listed below and available on Volunteer board outside of Band Director's office
    • Have your cell phone available to call 911 if it is needed

    Heat cramp symptoms can include:

    • Severe, sometimes disabling, cramps that typically begin suddenly in the hands, calves, or feet
    • Hard, tense muscles

    Heat exhaustion symptoms can include:

    Heat exhaustion requires immediate attention.

    Heat stroke symptoms can include:

    Heat stroke can occur suddenly, without any symptoms of heat exhaustion. If a person is experiencing any symptoms of heat exhaustion or heat stroke, GET MEDICAL CARE IMMEDIATELY. Any delay could be fatal. Seek emergency medical care for anyone who has been in the heat and who has the following symptoms:

    • Confusion, anxiety, or loss of consciousness
    • Very rapid or dramatically slowed heartbeat
    • Rapid rise in body temperature that reaches 104 degrees to 106 degrees F
    • Either drenching sweats accompanied by cold, clammy skin (which may indicate heat exhaustion) or a marked decrease in sweating accompanied by hot, flushed, dry skin (which may indicate heat stroke)
    • Convulsions
    • Any other heat-related symptom that is not alleviated by moving to a shady or air-conditioned area and administering fluids and salts

    Volunteers Must Be Registered with WCPSS