School Health Resource Links

 

 

Asthma Management in Educational Settings

This material provides guidelines for the school nurse in planning and caring for students with asthma. Information provided will help school staff, students, and parents work toward appropriate asthma management in the school setting, enabling students to participate more fully in all school activities.







Asthma Wellness: Keeping Children With Asthma in School and Learning

http://www.aasa.org/uploadedFiles/Resources/files/SGL_spring03.pdf

Powerful Practices: A Checklist for School Districts Addressing the Needs of Students with Asthma
http://www.aasa.org/uploadedFiles/Resources/files/AASAPowerful
PracticesInAsthmaManagement.pdf


Asthma is the most common chronic childhood disease, affecting more than five million school-aged children. It is the reason 10 million school days are missed each year and thereby can have significant negative impacts on academic performance. It is critical for school leaders to be proactive and implement policies and practices that will keep children with asthma in school and learning. This is why AASAthe oldest and largest membership organization for school superintendentshas undertaken an effort to reduce the burden of asthma among children and youth. This ambitious five-year effort is funded by the Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).


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Quest For the Code: Kids interactive online gameQuest for the Code®
http://asthma.starlight.org/

Quest for the Code is an online interactive game that helps kids learn how to manage their asthma. Featuring the talent of Whoopi Goldberg, Cuba Gooding Jr., Kelsey Grammer, Gwyneth Paltrow and other celebrities, Quest for the Code challenges players to outsmart a team of asthma villains in order to win back the pieces of the secret code.  Knowledge of asthma, including asthma triggers and medications, is the secret weapon in challenging the villains!


Arthur

 

 

 

ARTHUR: PBS KIDS, "ALL ABOUT ASTHMA"
http://pbskids.org/arthur/parentsteachers/lesson/health#asthma

(Scroll down the page to locate asthma resources.) Download a multi lingual selection of PDF files with asthma teaching tools, coloring pages and more from this award-winning site!


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Information and Links for kids to games and AQI in their area
http://airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=aqikids_home.index

Sections include: What is AQI, Clean and Dirty Air, Air pollution and Health, what can I do and a Teachers section with downloadable information, posters, games etc.

Living Well with Asthma

 


Living Well With Asthma: Canadian Asthma Society
http://www.asthma.ca/adults/community/asthmaatschool.php

Canadian based site providing information for the community and school staff. Includes physical education suggestions, tips for working with kids with asthma and printable tips for managing asthma.

Updated Tuesday, February 04, 2014 at 11:12AM