Release Date: 9/21/2023
Expiration Date: 9/21/2025
Originally presented at Virtual NASN2022.
Cost: $20.00/Free for NASN members!
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.
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.
Asthma is the number one reason that students miss school, and the school nurse can have a high impact role in making sure that each student can access quality asthma care. Asthma prevalence data shows us that Black and Hispanic students experience higher rates of asthma and often live in areas with less access to care. In this session, we will discuss the social and economic factors that must be addressed to achieve health equity and discuss prevention strategies to reduce asthma flares. We will also address school-based management of asthma exacerbations and strategies appropriate to a student’s developmental stage. The school health office often takes on the urgent care role for many families who live with asthma and a review of best practices in asthma care, as well as available resources, will help the school nurse in providing equitable asthma care for every student.
As a result of participating in this educational activity, learners will be able to:
- Identify three key data points in asthma prevalence and their impact on asthma care in the school setting.
- Identify eight social and economic factors that must be addressed to continue the path to achieving health equity.
- Demonstrate important strategies in asthma prevention and management that address developmental stages for students.
This continuing education program is a 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.
FacultySandra Moritz, MEd, BS, RN, NCSN
School Nurse Consultant
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 ALL 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 program did not receive commercial support or grant funding.