Case Management of Students with Asthma

Description:

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 learning module describes the four goals of case management and standards of care, when they should be intensified, how they can be applied to a school setting, and finally, how to build and maintain collaborations to improve health outcomes.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define nursing case management;
  • Explain the minimal standards of care for case managing all students with asthma;
  • Discuss criteria for intensifying case management in students with asthma;
  • Identify specific modifiable risk factors in asthma;
  • Describe specific interventions to modify risks and improve asthma mortality and morbidity.

Council on Linkages Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (2014 Version)

1A11, 3A6, 3A8, 5A2, 5A3, 5A5, 8B4

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If you are employed by NYS or a local health department in NYS, we recommend that you register for this course through the NYS Department of Health Learning Management System (DOH LMS).

Responding to an Asthma Episode in the Medical Room

Description:

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.

Learning Objectives:

  • 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.

Council on Linkages Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (2014 Version)

1A10, 7A3, 8A3, 8A9

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I do work for a State or a Local Health Department in NYS.

If you are employed by NYS or a local health department in NYS, we recommend that you register for this course through the NYS Department of Health Learning Management System (DOH LMS).

Assessment of Asthma

Description:

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 learning module describes the five steps in conducting an effective asthma assessment.

Learning Objectives:

  • Perform an initial visual assessment and differentiate between normal and abnormal presentations;
  • Describe a focused history;
  • Perform respiratory auscultation assessment, describe various breath sounds and distinguish between normal and abnormal breath sounds;
  • Appraise respiratory status and recognize abnormal vital signs;
  • Identify asthma triggers;
  • Distinguish between controlled and not controlled asthma;
  • Determine appropriate clinical disposition.

Council on Linkages Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (2014 Version)

1A2, 7A3, 8A1, 8A9

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I do work for a State or a Local Health Department in NYS.

If you are employed by NYS or a local health department in NYS, we recommend that you register for this course through the NYS Department of Health Learning Management System (DOH LMS).

Overview of Asthma

Description:

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 learning module provides basic information on asthma including symptoms, effects, and risk factors.
Learning Objectives:

  • Define and describe the pathophysiology of asthma;
  • Predict the physiological consequences of poorly controlled asthma;
  • Explain the burden of asthma and the disparities in the impact of asthma by neighborhoods in New York City;
  • Challenge at least 5 asthma myths.

Council on Linkages Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (2014 Version)

1A1, 1A2, 1A10, 6A3, 6A4

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I do not work for a State or Local Health Department in NYS.


I do work for a State or a Local Health Department in NYS.

If you are employed by NYS or a local health department in NYS, we recommend that you register for this course through the NYS Department of Health Learning Management System (DOH LMS).