Emergency Planning and Response

NYSED Guidelines for Managing Emergency Health Care are currently under development. In the interim please see the resources below.

BleedingControl.org (Stop the Bleed) Bleeding Control Information - is an initiative of the American College of Surgeons and the Hartford Consensus and contains diagrams, news, videos, and other resources.  (7/11/19) NOTE: Additional guidance for medical directors is available on the medical director page of this website. 

American Red Cross Disaster Preparedness Information-Information on chemicals, fire, flood, flu and weather emergencies

CDC Emergency Preparedness Webpage-Resources on natural disasters, mass casualties, chemical, radiation, bio-terrorism and unaccompanied children.

Emergency Preparedness Webpage-Assists educators teach middle school students basic emergency preparedness through lesson plans, posters and other resources (CDC, 6/13/17).

EMI School Program Webpage-Offers school officials courses on National Incident Management System (NIMS) training and other courses to build school emergency management capacity.

They are helping Kids Cope with Disaster-Resources to identify children at risk, responses to disaster by age, reassurance, and limiting media (FEMA, 1/3/18).

National Associate of School Nurses Resources (NASN)

Disaster Preparedness Webpage-NASN Disaster Preparedness Planning and Response Information-Provides multiple links and resources for the school nurse (NASN, 4/17/17).

National Education Association Health Information Network Resources (NEA and HIN)

Crisis Guide PDF-Easy-to-use crisis guide with advice for schools and districts on planning and crisis management.

New York State Center for School Health Resources (NYSCSH) Sample Emergency First Aid Backpack

Emergency First Aid Backpacks Word document-Lists sample backpack items for school emergency evacuation needs.

US Department of Education Resources (USDOE)

Practical Information on Crisis Planning Brochure PDF-Guide for Schools and Communities including preparation, mitigation and prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery (USDOE, 11/9/16).

Guide for Developing High-Quality School Emergency Operations Plans: At a Glance Webpage-Provides resources to help schools develop emergency operations plans (EOPs), free on-site and online training, print and digital resources. 

(REMS) Keeping Students Safe From Infectious Diseases-Infectious disease planning and everyday infectious disease control in schools.

NYS Department of Health Emergency Medical Services Regional Offices (NYSDOH Health Systems Management)


The resources were written for the school nurses outside NYS. NYS school nurses must follow NYSED and the NYSDOH guidelines

Emergency Guidelines For Schools 2018 Edition Second Pennsylvania Edition

Guidelines for the Nurse in the School Setting 3rd Edition: 2017- Illinois Department of Public Health

Page updated 7/11/19