Disaster Preparedness

Disaster Preparedness
Disaster Preparedness


"The campus nurse should be a key part of the safe school planning team and participate in all crisis prevention, crisis preparation, crisis management and crisis recovery exercises," says Ron Stevens of the National School Safety Center. School nurses are a key member of the disaster preparedness team and bring a unique perspective to the planning and implementation process at their school.

NASN Resources

Position Statement - Emergency Preparedness

Position Statement - School Violence - The Role of the School Nurse

Emergency Medications Toolkit

Emergency Resources, Equipment and Supplies List for Schools

School Emergency Triage Training (SETT)

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National Guidelines

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine; National Academy of Medicine; Committee on the Future of Nursing 2020–2030; Flaubert JL, Le Menestrel S, Williams DR, et al., editors. The Future of Nursing 2020-2030: Charting a Path to Achieve Health Equity. 2021 Nurses in Disaster Preparedness and Public Health Emergency Response - The Future of Nursing 2020-2030 - NCBI Bookshelf (nih.gov)

Additional Resources

Emergency Planning with Children | Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

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Page last updated August 2022.