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Childhood Asthma, Attendance, and Action Plans

About This Course

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, asthma is one of the leading causes of school absenteeism in the United States. The respiratory therapist has a unique role in not only the diagnosis and treatment of asthma but also in helping patients and families develop good asthma self-management skills to prevent the negative impact of asthma, including school absenteeism. This presentation will discuss asthma and its impact on student absenteeism, the role of the AAP as a surveillance tool in school districts and the importance of students with asthma having an AAP on record.

Successful completion of this course requires a score of 70% on the post-test.

Original webcast date: June 27, 2018

**Please note that all programs require the participant to view the entire program prior to taking the final quiz and obtaining a course certificate.**

Seminar Objectives

Define student absenteeism

Discuss the relationship between absenteeism and asthma

Explain the importance of asthma control

Describe the role of the asthma action plan as a surveillance tool in a school district to identify students with asthma


Speaker Information
  • De De Gardner DrPH, RRT, RRT-NPS, FAARC