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Creating Asthma-friendly Environments and Promoting Access to Guidelines-based Care for Children with Asthma

Release Date: 11/05/2018
Reviewed: 11/05/2021
Expiration Date: 11/05/2022
Originally presented at the NASN2018 Annual Conference

Upon successful completion of this offering,
participants will receive 3.0 CNE contact hour.

FREE for NASN members and non members!

Program Overview
This learning activity was developed in partnership between the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) and the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF). The purpose is to support development of skills and knowledge required by the school nurse to identify environmental triggers and implement evidence-based (i.e., National Health, Blood, and Lung Institute’s National Asthma Education and Prevention Program’s Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma; NEEF’s Environment Management of Pediatric Asthma Guidelines for Health Care Providers) environmental interventions to effectively manage and improve health outcomes for students with asthma.

Supported in part by Cooperative Agreement Numbers DP16-1601 NU1ADP003090 and NUE1EH001307, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The views expressed in written materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government

Learning Outcomes
As a result of participating in this educational activity, learners will be able to
  • Describe the top six Guidelines Implementation Panel messages and underlying EPR 3 recommendations of the asthma management guidelines.
  • List three strategies describing how school nurses, healthcare professionals, community members, and academic partners can collaborate to manage student asthma successfully.
  • Describe the procedure for assessing the health status of a student with asthma.
  • Describe prevention and intervention strategies to eliminate exposure to common environmental triggers.
  • Demonstrate proper use of the environmental history form to assess student environmental exposures.
Intended Audience
This continuing education program is a knowledge-based activity developed to meet the educational needs of registered nurses who are interested in child and adolescent health.


Vernessa Perry, MSPH, PMP
Program Officer, Health & Wellness
National Environmental Education Foundation

Lisa Cicutto, RN, MSc, ACNP(cert), PhD
Director, Community Outreach and Research National Jewish Health
Director, Education, Training and Career Development
Director, Clinical Science Program
Professor (Adjunct), College of Nursing
University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus

Lisa de Ybarrondo, MD, AFCAssociate Professor of Pediatrics
Medical Director, Northwest Assistant Ministries Children's Clinic Department of Pediatrics, Division of Community & General Pediatrics
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston | McGovern Medical School

Nichole Bobo, MSN, RN
Director of Nursing Education
National Association of School Nurses

Faculty and Program Planner Disclosures
NASN must ensure that all educational session content is free of commercial bias and influence. The intent of this disclosure is to provide learners with information on which they can make their own judgments.

The nurse planner, faculty and reviewers disclose the absence of personal financial relationships with commercial interests relevant to this educational activity within the past 12 months.

Accreditation Statement
National Association of School Nurses is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education 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 activity.

Commercial Support or Sponsorship
This program did not receive commercial support or sponsorship.

Instructions to Complete This CNE Activity
To receive a Certificate of Completion for this course, follow the steps below, and complete and view the full content of the program including the course evaluation.

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

Step 1: Enroll in the course. Select the Purchase button. There is no cost for this course but you must still complete the 'purchase' process to enroll.

You will be directed to the e-commerce system. The item should already be in your shopping cart (look for the shopping cart icon at the top of the e-commerce web page).   Complete the shopping cart to complete the course enrollment.

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: Print the certificate.