CE Credit

Effective Asthma Management at School


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

Credit hours: 1.50 CE


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

After completing the activities of this module, you will be able to:

  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.

Please note this module expires on 7/14/2018.

Accreditation Statement


Resources for Parents and Caregivers

Resources for Children and Adolescents

The medical definitions provided in this module are based on information from the CDC’s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System.