Whether it’s in the middle of Sunday morning service or during a basketball game in the gym, knowing how to deal with minor medical injuries and illnesses can make a big difference. Is your church ready to respond?
Whenever possible, it is a good idea to have someone on premises who is a trained medical professional*. He or she can do an immediate assessment of any illness or injury and either administer first aid or take action to get additional medical help. If a medical professional is not available, at a minimum, you should have someone on staff who is trained in basic first-aid skills, CPR, and AED use. This person should be the point of contact for all injuries and illnesses and should document all medical-related incidents.
First-aid kits are relatively easy to assemble. Regardless of whether or not you are buying one and adding to it or creating your own, here are some items to consider including in your first-aid kit:
*Note: Medical professionals are often not covered for malpractice outside of their employment. You should discuss this with your agent. Incidental Medical Malpractice Coverage (BGL-235 or BGL-234) may help fill this gap.
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