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Disaster Preparedness

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The Role of School Nurses in School Emergency Management Planning
From The U.S. Department of Education's Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance (REMS TA) Center - 12/14/2010
Presented by Sally Schoessler, NASN Director of Nursing & Deborah Strouse, NASN
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A one-hour webinar focusing on the role of school nurses in all-hazards school emergency management planning, framed around the four phases of emergency management: prevention-mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery.  

Disclaimer: The links below have been identified by NASN as Internet resources that might be of interest to you.  The inclusion of any subsequent resource or link on the internet resources NASN has identified does not imply endorsement.  Information changes rapidly, so please check with each sponsoring organization or agency as to whether the information you are receiving on their web site is current.

School Planning

    • Council on School Health (2008).  Disaster planning for schoolsPediatrics, 122, 895-901.doi: 10.1542/peds.2008-2170

    • Preparedness 101: Zombie Pandemic
      The  CDC has developed a zombie preparedness campaign and activities to help schools work with children on the basics of emergency preparedness and response using a fun, fictitious scenario for students to keep schools prepared for emergencies.

    • School Crisis Guide – Help and healing in a time of Crisis
      The National Education Association Health Information Network (NEA HIN) developed this easy-to-use crisis guide with essential, to-the-point advice for schools and districts. This site has step by step guidelines for what to do before a crisis, during a crisis and after a crisis.  

    • Preparedness Resources for Schools
      Schools and education agencies cannot prevent natural disasters or even many man-made crises, but they can prepare for and plan to respond to such emergencies. Resources are available to help schools, education agencies, and institutions of higher education develop such plans, usually in collaboration with public health and first responder agencies. 

    • Emergency Preparedness and Response
      This page addresses types of natural disasters and Health and Safety Concerns for all Disasters. 

    • Preparing Your School for a Crisis – from the U.S. Department of Education
      This resource page links to a “Practical Information on Crisis Planning” brochure while also providing information on mitigation/prevention, preparedness, response and recovery.

    • Prepare Your School
      The American Red Cross has this program designed to help schools be better prepared for emergencies. 

Community Planning 

Planning and Coping for Children / Hurricanes

Planning and Coping for Children / General


Pandemic Flu

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