(A) An unlocked, closed first-aid box shall be on the premises and readily available to the provider but shall be kept out of reach of children.
(B) The first-aid box shall contain all of the following:
(1) One roll of hypoallergenic first-aid tape.
(2) Individually wrapped sterile gauze squares in assorted sizes.
(3) Sterile adhesive bandages in assorted sizes.
(5) Gauze rolled bandage.
(6) Rounded end scissors.
(7) Tooth preservation system or fresh chilled milk in which to transport a lost tooth, required only in homes which serve school age children.
(8) A current guide to emergency first aid.
(9) A working digital thermometer.
(10) Disposable non-latex gloves.
(11) A working flashlight.
(12) An instant cold pack that has not been activated or ice.
(13) Sealable plastic bags in assorted sizes, for materials soiled with blood or bodily fluids.
(14) Pocket mask or face shield, appropriate for all ages of children in care at the home, for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) administration.
(C) In addition to the above items, on field trips or when transporting away from the home, the following items are required:
(2) Bottled water.
(D) Supplies shall be replaced as they are used, expired, damaged or if sterile packages are opened.
(E) The first-aid box shall be available for use at all times and shall be taken on field trips.
(F) The provider shall have supplies to practice these basic precaution procedures:
(1) Blood spills shall be treated cautiously and decontaminated promptly. Disposable gloves shall be worn during contact with blood or bodily fluids which contain blood, such as vomit or feces in which blood can be seen.
(2) Surfaces contaminated with blood or bodily fluids containing blood shall first be cleaned with hot, soapy water and then sanitized with an appropriate bleach solution that is prepared on a daily basis according to product guidelines or other acceptable sanitizing solution.
(3) Hand washing with soap and water shall occur after the cleaning of any spill containing blood, vomit, feces or urine.
(4) Disposal of materials that contain blood requires a sealable, leakproof plastic bag or double bagging in plastic bags that are securely tied.
(5) Non-disposable items, such as clothing, that contain blood shall be placed in a sealable, leakproof plastic bag or double bagged in plastic bags that are securely tied and sent home with the child.
(6) Sharp items used for procedures on children with special care needs, such as lancets for finger sticks or syringes, require a disposable container called a "sharps container." This is a container made of durable, rigid material which safely stores the lancets or needles until the caretaker can take them home for disposal. Sharps containers shall be stored out of the reach of children.
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/30/2007 and 03/31/2013
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 5104.011
Rule Amplifies: 5104.011
Prior Effective Dates: 4/1/82, 5/20/83, 9/1/86, 5/1/89, 10/1/97, 12/30/97, 4/1/03