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The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and other organizations offer a variety of resources for school personnel, school nurses, pediatricians, and others working to strengthen disaster preparedness in schools.

AAP Policies
  • Disaster Planning for Schools – Intended to stimulate awareness of the disaster-preparedness process in schools as a part of a global, community-wide preparedness plan. Pediatricians, other health care professionals, first responders, public health officials, the media, school nurses, school staff, and parents all need to be unified in their efforts to support schools in the prevention of, preparedness for, response to, and recovery from a disaster.
  • Medical Emergencies Occurring at School – The goal of this statement is to increase pediatricians' awareness of schools' roles in preparing for individual student emergencies and to provide recommendations for primary care and school physicians on how to assist and support school personnel.

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