4 Free Asthma Resources from ASHA

Posted on December 6, 2011

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When asthma is under control, kids don’t just feel better, they learn better. As a strategic partner of the National Asthma Control Initiative, ASHA supports school health professionals as they help students control their asthma to reduce its impact as a barrier to learning. Here are four free, online resources you can use to help your school be more asthma-friendly.

1. Our upcoming webinar, Asthma Control Part 2: Asthma Action Plans for School Nurses”
Thursday, December 15, 2011
2:30-4:00 PM EST
Approved for CEUs for CHEN & CHES

This webinar will help school nurses create and evaluate asthma action plans for their students. Stock EpiPens, and standing orders will be discussed, and we will end with Q&A. Dr. Ben Francisco returns with advice to help schools be Asthma Ready(TM). Dr. Cindy Devore, Dr. Lani Wheeler and Sally Schoessler, Director of Nursing Education at National Association of School Nurses share their experience and expertise. Register Now 

2. The Asthma Resource Portal
In an effort to support school health professionals and school staff in asthma treatment and control for all students, ASHA has created this online portal. There, you’ll find training programs, education resources, and other information, with links to various other organizations such as National Asthma Education Prevention Program and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

3. Asthma Control: Are You Doing YOUR Part? An Update for School Nurses in School-based Asthma Management, A Webinar
This archived 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. Download the Webinar and Materials

4. GIP Messages for Schools
If practiced routinely and implemented widely, these action-oriented messages have the power to improve asthma control and transform the lives of people with asthma.

The National Asthma Control Initiative is a program of the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program and is coordinated by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

These resources are sponsored through funding from the National Asthma Control Initiative (NACI) of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health. Sign up at http://naci.nhlbi.nih.gov for the NACI quarterly eNewsletter and occasional e-alerts on asthma best practices.

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