Selected Emergency-Preparedness Resources and Links

General resources
    AAP Council on School
    American Heart Association: School emergency-response plan“Response to Cardiac Arrest and Selected Life-Threatening Medical Emergencies: The Medical Emergency Response Plan for Schools,”
    National Association of School
    American Heart
    Emergency Medical Services for Children National Resource
    Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis
    National Asthma Education and Prevention Program, American Diabetes Association, American School Health Association, Epilepsy Foundation, Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network, and National School Boards Association“Students With Chronic Illnesses: Guidance for Families, Schools and Students,”
    Asthma: general informationLung diseases information,
“Is the Asthma Action Plan Working? A Tool for School Nurse Assessment,”
Managing Asthma in the School Environment,
Schooled in Asthma,
“Suggested Emergency Protocol for Students With Asthma Symptoms,”
“When Should Students With Asthma or Allergies Carry and Self-administer Emergency Medications at School?”
Disease-specific action plans
    Asthma action plansSchooled in Asthma,
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: quality tools,
Asthma patient action plan,
    Diabetes action plans“My Diabetes Action Plan,”
Emergency action plan: diabetes health care,
Diabetes health care emergency action plan,
    Seizures emergency action planEpilepsy Foundation: school nurse training program,
    Allergy action planFood allergy action plan,
    Children with special health care needs emergency information formEmergency preparedness for children with special health care needs,
    National Association of School Nurses“Emergency Care Plans for Students With Special Health Care Needs,”
“Preparing for School Emergencies,”
    Pediatric first aid for caregivers and teachersPedFACTS Online,; also available through the AAP Bookstore,
    Managing Infectious Diseases in Child Care and Schools: A Quick Reference