The Vital Role of Medical Emergency Response Teams
Best practices in school safety planning have been developed over the years to address school violence. These efforts have included various specialty areas of law enforcement and emergency response. COVID-19 has created a need to develop safety planning related to a health emergency. School nurses are uniquely positioned to identify the correlation between these two efforts and leverage the existing emergency response planning process to address the response needs related to COVID-19.
During this training, participants will learn how schools can prepare for and respond to public health crises, strategies for responding to medical emergencies in a distance-learning environment, and ways leaders should begin preparing for post-COVID schools.
- Recognize the intersections between school safety and public health emergency preparedness and response.
- Recognize the importance of having a Medical Emergency Response Team (MERT) and plan in the distance learning environment.
- Identify considerations for adapting school safety practices in alignment with COVID-19 public health procedures.
- Recognize the role of the school nurse in school safety efforts.
Evilia Jankowski, MSA, BSN, RN, State School Nurse Consultant, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Michigan Department of Education
Continuing Education Credit
This webinar is offered for an NCSS certificate of completion.
Evilia Jankowski, MSA, BSN, RN; Phoebe Kulik, MPH, CHES; Brad Bender, MSW; Emily Torres, MPH
This webinar occurred on January 28, 2021. It is available on-demand through the Enroll button.