KNH 232 - Asthma What is Asthma? Asthma is a disease of the...

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What is Asthma? Asthma is a disease of the respiratory system, which causes swelling and narrowing of the airways. Pediatric asthma refers to asthma in children. It is a leading cause of hospital stays and school absences. Children’s airways are smaller than adults;
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The Health Educators Role Parents- worry Teacher must have important phone numbers Receive reading material from doctor Communicate with the school nurse Asthma attack- must be prepared, know symptoms Talk to student about it
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School Professionals Nurse Maintain the child's asthma action plan Acts as the child’s liaison btw the school and the child’s home and health care provider Educate the student and his/ her family in asthma management Educate all staff members including coaches Supervise proper medication administration Assure that accommodations are in place
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School Professionals Classroom Teacher Good communication with the school nurse
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This note was uploaded on 12/29/2011 for the course KNH 245 taught by Professor Abigailterry during the Spring '10 term at Miami University.

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KNH 232 - Asthma What is Asthma? Asthma is a disease of the...

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