Online course now available for managing asthma in schools

The National Education Association Health Information Network has developed a free, 1.5 hour course to educate NEA members about asthma so that they can help students better manage their asthma while at school. The course addresses the causes, signs and symptoms of asthma; asthma triggers; the key elements of asthma control; and strategies for creating asthma-friendly schools. Additionally, it provides suggested changes that can be made to reduce triggers in school environments, such as removing upholstered furniture and ensuring good indoor environmental quality (IEQ). The course design incorporates nationally recognized, research-based standards for online professional development and provides teachers and education support professionals (ESPs) with the opportunity to obtain certificate hours and other professional development credit. The National Education Association, the NEA Health Information Network, and the Merck Childhood Asthma Network developed the course. For more information click here.