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ERIC Number: ED539215
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Emergency Preparedness--The Role of the School Nurse. Position Statement
Cagginello, Joan B.; Clark, Sandra; Compton, Linda; Davis, Catherine; Healy, Marilyn; Hoffmann, Susan; Tuck, Christine M.
National Association of School Nurses (NJ1)
It is the position of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) that school nurses provide leadership in all phases of emergency preparedness and management and are a vital part of the school team that develops emergency response procedures for the school setting, using an all-hazards approach. The school nurse is a vital school professional who is knowledgeable of the physical and emotional needs of the students served by the school (Fitzpatrick, 2006). It is important for the school team to include a school nurse on its crisis team to optimize positive outcomes in all phases of emergency management. School administrators should ensure that the school nurse pursue professional development, as needed, to address skills related to emergencies with an emphasis on planning, performing triage, providing emergency care and promoting a positive recovery phase for the school and community. [For the complete report, "Position Statements, Issue Briefs, Resolutions and Consensus Statements. Revised," see ED539227.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of School Nurses