Training

Responding to an Asthma Episode in the Medical Room
Young Boy Taking Asthma Treatment

Course Objective

  • Explain the appropriate disposition of a student experiencing respiratory symptoms according to history and presentation;
  • Determine course of action whether child is in respiratory distress or not;
  • Administer treatment as per asthma medication administration form (MAF) on file.

Date: August 17, 2016

Presenter:
Linda Moskin, MD, MPH & Anne Brennan, MS, RN, FNP
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Office of School Health


This module (part of a series) was developed with content experts in the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Office of School Health. This module covers three key factors in each response including assessing if the child is in respiratory distress, if they have a medication administration form on file, and if they have a documented asthma diagnosis.

Region 2 Public Health Training Center