Take the Asthma-Friendly Schools Quiz:
Is your school up for the asthma – friendly challenge?
- Does your school collect Asthma Action Plans or asthma management plans from students identified as having asthma?
- Does your school communicate your self-carry of medications policy?
- Are their educational opportunities for school staff on asthma management?
- Does your school campus have a comprehensive tobacco-free policy?
- Are students with asthma encouraged to participate in physical education and activity when their asthma is under control?
If you said “Yes” to all of the questions above, your school is on its way to being asthma-friendly.
Learn More about Asthma
The American Lung Association’s Asthma Basics course is a free one-hour interactive online learning module designed to help people learn more about asthma. This course is ideal for frontline healthcare professionals, such as school nurses or community health workers, as well as individuals with asthma, parents of children with asthma, and co-workers, friends and family who want to learn more about asthma.
Gain a Better Understanding of a Student’s Readiness to Self-Carry Medication
The purpose of this tool is to create a standardized process for designated school personnel to use in order to determine a child’s readiness to self-carry a quick-relief inhaler during the school day. This assessment takes place once the student, the parent and provider have agreed that the student is ready to self-carry.
Understanding Your Medications:
Continuing Education for Health Care Professionals
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
Asthma Management and Education Online (AME-O)
Online course presented by Cross Country University for health professionals who teach and care for asthma patients. This course has 12 units that you finish at your own speed. Nurses and respiratory therapists can earn seven (7) continuing education credits from the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC) and the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC).
American Lung Association
The LUNG FORCE Expo is a program designed for patients, caregivers and healthcare providers to learn more about the latest trends, resources and research surrounding lung cancer, COPD and asthma.
Speakers from a variety of fields will present current medical information on topics that have the most impact on those whose lives are touched by these conditions, as well as provide up-to-date medical information for healthcare professionals to help support patients.
EPA’s Dusty the Goldfish, download for free this activity book for children to learn more about asthma.