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National Association of School Nurses resources

Asthma – Basic Information

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

    • Asthma Basics – Information including “What is Asthma?”, “How is Asthma Diagnosed?” and information about asthma episodes.

    American Lung Association:

    National Environmental Education Foundation:

    Additional Asthma Tools

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

    American Lung Association:

    • Asthma Basics – Online curriculum provides asthma information in 50 minute lesson. This can be an appropriate tool for parents/guardians of children with asthma or a refresher for school nurses.

    • What is Asthma? Animation – This animation provides a quick overview of asthma and what happens in the lungs.

    • Asthma Educator Institute – Professional development program that provides information on guideline-based care and prepares participants to sit for the NAECB exam.

    • Guide to Asthma Policy for Housing and Schools - School policy recommendations and templates to support a healthier school environment for all students.

    • Back to School with Asthma Toolkit - Quick steps for school nurses, teachers, and staff, to support an asthma-friendlier learning environment, as they prepare for the school year.

    • Asthma-Friendly Schools Initiative® - The Lung Association's comprehensive approach to asthma management in schools.  Provides resources to create a measurable, long-term asthma management plan.

    Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America:

    • Asthma Management and Education - 2-hour program that recognizes the critical role allied health professionals play in educating and caring for the patient with asthma and allergies.

    • Wee Breathers - a flexible and interactive program designed to reach families of pre-school-age children with asthma in their homes or in child care settings. 
      The program consists of 7 one-hour lessons, two checklists for identifying asthma triggers in the home & in child care centers, and an instructor guide.

    School Tools and Forms

    National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute:

    Allergy and Asthma Network

    • Allergy and Asthma Network website
      This group is the leading nonprofit organization whose mission is to end the needless death and suffering due to asthma, allergies and related conditions through outreach, education, advocacy and research.  

    • Breathe Better at Schools 
      A brochure that outlines indoor air quality basics.

    Resources for Families, Children and Youth

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):

    • EnviroFlash! - Provides daily air quality information such as forecasts and action day notifications via email for your area of interest. Air quality information allows you to adjust your lifestyle when necessary on unhealthy air quality days.

    American Lung Association

    • Lungtopolis® and Lungtropolis® Parents – Help save Lungtropolis and fight the mucus mob while learning about asthma management! This proven effective online game for children 5-10, also includes a parent component to support adults as they help manage their child’s asthma.

    • Open Airways For Schools®– Interactive, in-person asthma management curriculum for children 8-11, led by a certified facilitator. In many cases, the program’s certified facilitator is a school nurse.

    Starlight Children’s Foundation

    • Quest for the Code Asthma Game – The Quest for the Code® asthma game, weaves education about asthma management into an engaging adventure that will have children and teens ages 7 to 15 playing for hours. The game combines asthma education with rich graphics, an engaging storyline and the talent of eleven top celebrities to help young people learn how to manage their asthma.

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