Asthma

Validated Educational Programs
These programs are recognized by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as potentially effective educational interventions.

Asthma Resources for Schools and Childcare Providers
This page provides Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), government, and non-government resources for school personnel planning or maintaining an asthma management program.

Asthma and Schools
Asthma resources from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Healthy Schools. 

Management of Asthma Exacerbations: School Treatment Steps to Follow for an Asthma Episode in the School Setting When a Nurse is Not Available
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
The Steps to Follow for an Asthma Episode in the School Setting can be used by state or districts school health services directors or coordinators along with local asthma care providers and emergency care providers as a framework for the development of a local standard protocol that is written for appropriate staff in local schools. The Steps to Follow are designed for non-nursing staff such as classroom teachers.

Management of Asthma Exacerbations: School Treatment Suggested Emergency Nursing Protocol for Students with Asthma Who Don’t Have a Personal Asthma Action Plan
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

Asthma and Physical Activity in the School
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

Asthma Action Plan
US Department of Health and Human Service and National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.
Downloadable Asthma Action Plan.

Educational Programs for Teaching Patients
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America

Instructions for Use Optichamber
Philips. Instructions on how to use Optichamber.
Includes details on use, education and support.

Students with Asthma
American Lung Association

Child Asthma Control Test

School Tools
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

Asthma Education & Advocacy
American Lung Association

Managing Asthma in the School Environment
United States Environmental Protection Agency

Asthma Management in Schools:
Assessing a Child’s Readiness to Carry and Use a Quick-Relief Inhaler
American Lung Association
An online and downloadable tool to use in order to determine a child’s readiness to self-carry a quick-relief inhaler during the school day

 

 


Webinars:

Asthma Control: Are You Doing YOUR Part?
American School Health Association
An Update for School Nurses in School-based Asthma Management.
This webinar provides school nurses with information on the six guidelines-based priority messages from the NAEPP’s Guidelines Implementation Panel (GIP) Report, as well as advances in school-based asthma management and techniques to overcome barriers to controlling asthma in the school setting. Hosted by Dr. Stephen Conley, ASHA’s Executive Director, the panelists include Dr. Lani Wheeler, Pediatric Asthma Specialist; Dr. Benjamin Francisco, Director of Asthma Ready® Communities; and Deborah Cook, RN, Director of Health Services, Kennett Public Schools, Missouri.

Teaming up for Asthma Control
Children’s Hospital: University of Missouri Health Care
This free online training program provides school nurses with a 2-hour web-based Asthma Best Practices course utilizing the Expert Panel Report 3: Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma (EPR3-2007) and provides clear, evidence-based approaches for improving asthma care.

The Evolving Role of the School Nurse in Treating and Managing Childhood Asthma –At School and Home
Merck Childhood Asthma Network and National Association of School Nurses.
Slides from achieved webinar.

  • Understand the high prevalence of asthma among children, as well as the opportunities, barriers and challenges facing school nurses charged with advancing the well-being, academic success and health of students.
  • Implement best practices learned from the specialized childhood asthma management program being implemented in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) into their own school programs/district.
  • Better navigate administrative challenges, as identified from the LAUSD program, when working to implement asthma management programs or expand their role in helping children with asthma and their families.

Pediatric Asthma Evaluation and Management
American Academy of Pediatrics
Define asthma, diagnosis, predictive index, evaluation, severity, and control.

Asthma Webinars
AsthmaCommunityNetwork.org

Tackling Health Related Barriers to Learning: State Approaches to Asthma Management in Schools
National Association of Chronic Disease Directors

Asthma Control (Part One and Two)
American School Health Association

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