The Asthma 101 booklet is an excellent starting point to learn about asthma. This 47-page booklet describes how asthma impacts the lungs, signs and symptoms, medication and environmental treatment, and self-management strategies. An asthma action plan and medication delivery device instruction sheets are also included.
Allergy & Anaphylaxis: A Practical Guide for Schools and Families, is an informational and educational guidebook to advise parents, school nurses and staff on how to help at-risk students stay safe at school. The guide is divided into three sections, with a bonus section available exclusively online, and is accessible as a download.
In this show hosted by Dana Wallace, MD, allergist and President, American College of Allergy Asthma & Immunology, a mom of two children with food allergies, a school principal, school psychologist and school nurse tackle hot topics like "peanut-free" tables, and how to know whether a child is ready to self-administer auto-injectable epinephrine, the only drug that reverses an anaphylactic episode.
This guide is intended for use as a tool for allergy management in the school setting. The information, recommendations and content are based on best practices. Each school, school nurse and medical director must exercise independent professional judgment when practicing in accordance with their state’s practice acts as well as applicable school district policies and procedures.
FAME is designed to:
FAME is offered free of charge and covered by generous donations to the St. Louis Children's Hospital Foundation
The Be a PAL: Protect A Life™ From Food Allergies education program can help children learn how to be a good friend to kids with food allergies. Parents, teachers, scout troop leaders, youth group leaders, or coaches can use the resources on this page to present the program.
Many resources found on this page.
Many resources found on this page including:
Concrete suggestions for schools working to improve the health and school attendance of students with asthma
Initiating Change: Creating an Asthma-Friendly School
Toolkit to help advocates at district and school levels persuade their schools and communities of the importance of asthma-friendly schools
Many resources found on this page
In consultation with the U.S. Department of Education and a number of other federal agencies, CDC developed the Voluntary Guidelines for Managing Food Allergies which provides practical information and planning steps for parents, district administrators, school administrators and staff, and ECE program administrators and staff to develop or strengthen plans for food allergy management and prevention.
A one-stop online resource for school leaders to obtain information, forms and templates to communicate about asthma management in schools with staff, parents, the community and the media.
This checklist is intended for school administrators to use to help identify areas of asthma management the district is already doing well, as well as areas in which to focus more energy.
The Spring 2003 issue of School Governance & Leadership covers asthma, indoor air quality, asthma management, policies and procedures in schools, and liability and litigation issues.
AIRE Nebraska would like to collect school policies for asthma and severe allergy. Please send us yours at firstname.lastname@example.org. These can become valuable resources for schools looking to update their policies. Thank you!
No one should die from an asthma attack or severe allergic reaction.