School Health Information and Resources
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The information is directed toward school personnel outlining how to provide a healthy school environment, and general information geared toward creating an asthma friendly atmosphere for children with asthma. A good presentation for all school personnel from janitorial staff to the principal!
When Should Students With Asthma Carry and Self-Administer Emergency Medications at School?
Asthma care providers and school health teams (parents/guardians, students, school nurses and school staff) will find the following resource useful in assessing a student's maturity, disease knowledge and management skills, and appropriateness to carry and self-administer prescribed emergency medications while at school according to his/her personal disease management plan.
Asthma & Physical Activity in the School
Everyone needs to stay active to be physically fit. Yet 1 child in every 15 faces the challenge of asthma. This easy-to-read guide is a perfect companion for teachers and coaches who want to help students with asthma participate in sports and physical activities. Covers the causes of asthma, symptoms of an asthma attack, how to avoid and control asthma triggers, how to help students who take medications, and how to modify activities to match children's current asthma status. Also includes a reproducible student asthma action card. NIH Publication No. 12-3651. 29 pages.
This resource offers tips for addressing exercise-induced asthma by school personnel who are responsible for physical activity and sports programs for students. This tips sheet provides general guidance for responding to and preventing breathing difficulties related to physical activity among students with diagnosed exercise-induced asthma. It is a two-page summary of actions that are described in more detail in Asthma & Physical Activity in the School and in Managing Asthma: A Guide for Schools. It is a handy tool that can be used in conjunction with asthma education programs for school personnel and as a quick reference on coaches' clipboards.
Managing Asthma: A Guide for Schools
This guide is intended to assist schools that are planning and/or maintaining an asthma management program. This guide provides followup steps for schools that currently identify students with asthma through health forms or emergency cards or plan to do so. It is designed to offer practical information to school staff members of every position.
Is the Asthma Action Plan Working? A Tool for School Nurse Assessment
This brief assessment tool offers guidance to school nurses in determining how well an asthma action plan is working for a student. It includes information about good asthma control and a checklist of assessment items. This tool can also be used by asthma educators, primary care providers and asthma specialists.
Another National Institutes of Health link, this site offers teaching tools for the elementary teacher. Objectives with lessons, Pre/Post tests as well as a multitude of activity sheets for grades K-6 are ready to be printed (or ordered). Resources for TEACHERS and a parent letter are also included.
How Asthma-Friendly Is Your School Checklist?
¿Su escuela tiene en cuenta a los niños con asma?
This two-page resource for parents and school staff to determine how well your school serves students who have asthma, and help identify actions your school is taking to support students who have asthma, along with sources of problems in the school that can make asthma management more difficult. An extensive resource list offers guidance in making school policies and practices more asthma-friendly.
How Asthma-Friendly Is Your Child-Care Setting?
¿Su guardería infantil tiene en cuenta a los niños con asma?
The Checklist is a seven-item list in a scorecard format that can be used by parents and child-care providers to help pinpoint specific areas that may cause problems for children with asthma. It is accompanied by an extensive list of organizations that can serve as useful resources to child-care staff to make asthma-friendly changes in their environment.