Consultants and advisors are available for you.
The Missouri Healthy Schools team includes experienced professionals who are available to answer your questions, provide training, and support your decision-making. Your consultants for Asthma Care are:
Contact Project Manager Anna Trainer, MPH with general inquiries.
Downloads, webinars and videos
The Allergy and Asthma Foundation of America's updated COVID-19 and Asthma Toolkit for Schools
>> Main topics: Toolkit includes guidance on face coverings, how to choose safe and effective hand sanitizer, expanded resources, and a new respiratory symptoms chart: "Is it COVID-19, the Flu, a Cold, Allergies or Asthma?"
>> Access the toolkit
>> Access the respiratory symptoms chart
Back to School Planning for Asthma Management - COVID-19 Response for School Nurses
Hosted on July 14, 2020 by University of Missouri Asthma Ready Communities and Missouri Asthma Prevention and Control Program
>> Main topics: switching from nebulizer to meter dose inhaler (MDI) for quick rescue medication, Q&A with school nurses
>> Access the webinar
>> Slide deck
>> Special offer: Participants in the recorded web-based training sessions can receive one free start-up kit for their school district. This kit will include three spacers with mask, sample of disposable spacers, and educational materials.
Spacers for Administering Quick Relief Medication
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, school nurses are switching from nebulizer to meter dose inhaler (MDI) for quick rescue medication. Free start-up kits and additional spacers are available for purchase at discounted rates. The Allergy and Asthma Foundation (St. Louis Chapter) is handling orders for schools statewide.
>> Order free start-up kits and additional spacers
>> How to order free start-up kit: Slide deck
>> Request prescription from healthcare provider: form letter
>> Questions: Contact Chris Martinez, Executive Director - Allergy and Asthma Foundation (St. Louis Chapter)
Managing Asthma and Allergies During COVID-19
Presentation by Robin Wallin DNP, RN, CPNP-PC, NCSN
on Aug 7, 2020
>> Main topics: nebulizers vs. meter dose inhalers, care guidelines
>> Download Slide deck
Back to School: Considerations for Students with Asthma in the Era of COVID-19
Presented by the Allergy & Asthma Network, first aired on Wednesday, July 29, 2020
The speakers offer direction to families and health professionals on how to help children with asthma prepare for a very unusual school year. Provides overview of available resources to assist schools and families from Allergy & Asthma Network.
>> Download Slide deck
Daily Home Screening for Students
Checklist of COVID-19 symptoms and exposure history for daily use at home to clear students for school. This CDC recommended form addresses special issues related to the cross-over between COVID-19 and asthma symptoms (e.g., cough).
Asthma Care at School During COVID-19
This flowchart from Allergy & Asthma Network assists a school nurse in deciding if a student reporting to the School Health Office with respiratory symptoms could have COVID-19.
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