First aid is treatment given to protect the life and comfort of the student until authorized treatment is secured and is limited to first treatment ONLY; following first aid, the student is to be placed under the care of his/her parent or guardian, upon whom rests the legal responsibility for subsequent treatment. If a student becomes ill or injured at school, first aid will be administered in accordance with school policy. In the event a student becomes seriously ill or injured, every effort will be made to reach the parent. If a parent cannot be reached, the student will be transported via ambulance to the nearest hospital emergency room. Any illness or injury that occurs at home or after school hours should be evaluated by the student’s own physician, urgent care or in a hospital emergency room.