Asthma

NASN Resources

School Nurse Asthma Care Checklist
The checklist provides a summary of best practices for the care of students with asthma in school.

The ABCs of Using Pulse Oximeters in Schools - A 12 minute NASN Radio audio broadcast by a school nurse on using pulse oximetry in the school setting.

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

Is the Asthma Action Plan Working?—A Tool for School Nurse Assessment

Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma (EPR-3) 

Asthma - Information for Health Care Professionals 

Asthma and Physical Activity in the School 

Managing Asthma: A Guide for Schools

Management of Asthma Exacerbations: School Treatment 
Suggested Emergency Nursing Protocol for Students With Asthma Symptoms that Don't Have a Personal Asthma Action Plan

NHLBI Online Catalog 
Search this catalog of digital offerings which includes educational videos, digital tools, and downloadable publications from systematic evidence reviews to fact sheets. Limited quantities of print materials are available free of charge.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Asthma in Schools
Resources for managing chronic health conditions in schools, including asthma.   

Information for School and Childcare Providers – Resources include a sign language video for schools and CDC’s Health Youth! Asthma Web Site.

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

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

School-based Asthma Management Program (SAMPROTM)
The SAMPROTM advocates four components to integrate schools, and specifically school nurses, within the asthma care team: creation of a circle of support, creation and implementation of asthma management plans, an asthma education plan for school personnel, and environmental asthma plan. 

Page last updated December 2017.