Effective Asthma Management at School

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Welcome to the training on Effective Asthma Management at School provided by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC).


The goal of this module is to equip school nurses to implement and sustain an effective asthma management program that facilitates self-management, access to prescribed medications, trigger reduction, emergency treatment, and how to build universal program support by educating students, parents, and staff.

Target Audience

School nurses and other interested health-care professionals and school staff.

Specific Learning Objectives

  1. Describe at least two family-centered barriers to successful asthma management.
  2. Summarize how asthma impacts a child’s ability to learn.
  3. Use health history records to identify students with or at risk for asthma.
  4. Use a student’s asthma action plan to support effective asthma management.
  5. Use an asthma control test to assess a student’s current level of asthma control.
  6. Determine which students with asthma would benefit from case management services.
  7. Summarize the link between a school’s indoor air quality and asthma.
  8. Employ at least two Environmental Protection Agency guidelines to control indoor environmental asthma triggers.
  9. Determine when outdoor air quality may impact student activities.

Note: For the purposes of this module, the term “parent” also refers to guardians and other caregivers.

All data presented in the module reflect the most recent year for available data.

This module includes a pre-test, post-test, and course evaluation. You must take the pre-test before beginning the course. After completing the course, you must take a post-test and score at least 75 percent to pass. After passing the post-test and completing the course evaluation, you will be able to print a certificate of completion.

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