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ERIC Number: ED558439
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jun
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Emergency Preparedness and Response in the School Setting--The Role of the School Nurse. Position Statement
Tuck, Christine M.; Haynie, Kathey; Davis, Catherine
National Association of School Nurses (NASN)
It is the position of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) that the registered professional school nurse (hereinafter referred to as school nurse) provides leadership in all phases of emergency preparedness and response. School nurses are a vital part of the school team responsible for developing emergency response procedures for the school setting using an all-hazards approach. The school nurse is often the first health professional who responds to an emergency. The school nurse has the education and knowledge to identify emergent situations, manage the emergency until relieved by emergency medical services (EMS) personnel, communicate the assessment and interventions to EMS personnel, and follow up with the health care provider. [This document also replaces the Issue Brief "Emergency Equipment and Supplies in the School Setting" (2012).]
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of School Nurses