Asthma Management in Educational Settings: Implementing Guideline-Based Care in Washington State Schools
Managing asthma in the schools is complex and requires careful planning. This article highlights key steps in implementing guideline-based care for children with asthma in Washington State schools: assessing students, establishing acuity, communicating with parents, and training staff. Advance planning can improve outcomes for students, parents, and school staff in managing this complex and prevalent disease. NASN recently developed asthma management guidelines. Developing state-specific guidelines provides an opportunity to speak specifically to state laws and nurse practice acts while also reinforcing the importance of specialized practice to school nurses, school administrators and teachers, parents, and students.
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Evans-Agnew, Robin A.; Klein, Nicole; and Lecce, Sally, "Asthma Management in Educational Settings: Implementing Guideline-Based Care in Washington State Schools" (2015). Nursing & Healthcare Leadership Publications. 99.