Can teachers remove a child’s splinter?

The UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have just released their latest myth buster panel results.

Case 299 – Can teachers remove a child’s splinter?

Issue
Enquirer asked if teachers can remove a child’s splinter?

Panel decision
Given that most schools will have competent, qualified first aiders, there is no reason at all why they should not remove splinters, if they are partly exposed and easily removed with tweezers. If splinters are deeply embedded then parents should be consulted and professional medical help sought.

Link as always is here.

Case 299 – Can teachers remove a child’s splinter? http://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/2014/case299-teachers-removing-childs-splinter.htm?eban=govdel-myths&cr=23-Jul-2014

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