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Distinguishing the Differences and Delivering Care for COVID-19, Asthma and the Flu at School [Enduring]

Release Date: 10/20/2022
Expiration Date: 10/20/2024
Originally presented at Virtual NASN2021.

Cost: $20.00/Free for NASN members!

Upon successful completion of this offering,
participants will be awarded 1.0 Nursing Continuing Professional Development (NCPD) contact hour.

Instructions to Complete This NCPD Program
To receive a Certificate of Completion and be awarded NCPD contact hours for this program, follow the steps below, and complete and view the full content of the program including the program evaluation. If an assessment is included in the content, you will need to have 75% of the answers correct in order to pass the assessment. You will also have unlimited retakes on the assessment.

NASN will conduct an outcome assessment of a sample of participants at a later date. Please be advised that, if you complete this program, you may be asked to participate in this outcome assessment.

Step 1: Enroll in the program through the e-commerce system. Select the Purchase button. You will be directed to the e-commerce system. The program should already be in your shopping cart (look for the shopping cart icon at the top of the e-commerce web page). Select the shopping cart and choose "check out." You will receive a confirmation email with a link back to this program after your transaction.

Step 2: Complete and view the full content of the program. Content items are indexed at the bottom of this screen. After you enroll, you will return to this screen. The first content item will be “unlocked” so that you can begin completing the course. Subsequent items will “unlock” as you complete previous items.

Step 3: Retrieve the certificate.  After completing all content items, you will earn a certificate. You can save or print it.  Certificates are also stored in your Learning Center Profile.

Program Overview
Asthma, COVID-19, and influenza have similarities in their symptoms and presentations and are high-impact health concerns in the school setting. It is vital for the school nurse to be able to discern the differences between them and deliver the appropriate care. We will look at an overview of COVID-19, asthma, and influenza, and explore how to prevent, assess, and care for these conditions. The school community needs to have the school nurse lead the way in creating healthy school environments and we will share tools and resources to assist the school nurse in providing education to students and staff. Setting the stage to create a school community where everyone is prepared for a possible high-impact health concern with a focus on prevention is important to keep every student safe and healthy at school.

Learning Outcomes
As a result of participating in this educational program, learners will be able to: 

  • Identify 4 unique characteristics of COVID-19, asthma, and influenza.
  • Discuss 3 unique steps for the prevention of contagious diseases.
  • Identify 6 resources to utilize related to COVID-19, asthma, and influenza.

Intended Audience
This continuing education program is a practice, skill, and knowledge NCPD program developed to meet the educational needs of registered nurses who are interested in child, adolescent health, community/public health, and school nursing.

Sally Schoessler, MSEd, BSN, RN, AE-C
Director of Education
Allergy & Asthma Network

Faculty and Nurse Planner(s) Disclosures
NASN must ensure that all educational program content is free of commercial interest, bias, influence, and that the integrity of the content is uncompromised. The intent of this disclosure is to provide learners with information on which they can make their own judgments.

The nurse planner(s), faculty, and reviewers disclose there are no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies for those involved with the ability to control the content of this program.

Accreditation Statement
The National Association of School Nurses is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by NASN or ANCC of any commercial products discussed in this learning program.

Commercial Support or Grant Funding
This program did not receive commercial support or grant funding.