Release Date: 5/11/2023
Expiration Date: 05/11/2026
Originally presented on 05/04/2023
Cost: FREE for NASN members and $20 non-members!
Upon successful completion of this offering,
participants will be awarded 1.0 Nursing Continuing Professional Development (NCPD) contact hours.
Instructions to Successfully 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.
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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.
Just over eight percent of school-age children (5-17 years) have asthma, with poor, African American, and Hispanic children bearing a disproportionate burden of the cost that disease and disability exert on the individual and society. The Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) ASIST study compared two ways to manage mild persistent asthma in African American Children, and has shared implications for advancing health equity by school nurses for this at-risk group of students (Sumino, et al., 2020). Increasing school nurse awareness of these recent research findings can inform engagement with students and families to support informed decision-making when discussing best options for the treatment of mild-persistent asthma with healthcare providers. Presenters will share an overview of the prevalence of asthma among students, describe evidence-based treatment options for mild persistent asthma, and how the NASN FrameworkTM (2016) guides the school nurse role in promoting student health equity, with asthma as a focus.
As a result of participating in this educational activity, learners will be able to:
- Understand three options presented for management of mild persistent asthma in children based on current evidence and guidelines, as reported on the session evaluation.
- Plan three ways to integrate current options into school nursing practice as a strategy to promote health equity for all students with mild persistent asthma, as reported in the Reflection section of the course and intent to change practice.
- Develop three strategies to share the current guideline-based options with students and families to support informed decision making with healthcare providers on better managing mild persistent asthma, as reported in the Reflection section of the course and intent to change practice.
This continuing education program is a knowledge and practice NCPD activity developed to meet the educational needs of registered nurses who are interested in child, adolescent health, community/public health, and school nursing.
Ann O. Nichols, MSN, RN, MCSN, FNASN
School Nursing/School Health Independent Consultant
Kaharu Sumino, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine Division of Pulmonary
Critical Care Medicine Washington University School of Medicine
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.
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 educational activity is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of two financial assistance awards funded by CDC/HHS. The contents are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official view of, nor an endorsement by, CDC/HHS, or the U.S. Government.