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Acute & Emergency Care

Acute & Emergency Care

school nurse speaks with student

Injury or illness emergencies can happen at any time including during the school day. Often the school nurse may be the only health professional in the building who is formally trained to respond to a medical crisis. In addition, school nurses are also prepared to assist in larger emergency events or disasters that affect multiple students and staff, such as weather related events, environmental exposures, or violent crimes.1

Key Resources


  1. Tuck C, Haynie K, Davis C. Emergency preparedness and response in the school setting—the role of the school nurse, position statement. National Association of School Nurses. 2014.