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Colorado Asthma Resources
Please see our Health Conditions & Care Plans Page for these resources:
- Rules & Guidelines
- Colorado Competency Framework
- Colorado Asthma Care Plan and Medication Order for Schools and Childcare
- Asthma Intake Forms
- Self-Carry Contract
- Colorado Childhood Asthma Guidelines (2008-PDF)
Medications and Devices
- Asthma Medications
- Inhaler Technique Assessment Tool (2011 PDF)
- Priming and Care Guide for Inhalers (PDF)
- AeroChamber (large) (PDF)
- AeroChamber (small) (PDF)
Applying Best Practice Asthma Care in Schools: A Standardized Statewide Approach
(Online 4 hour training for school nurses)
Objectives of the course:
- Describe the role and responsibilities of the school nurse to provide comprehensive care of students with asthma
- Apply Colorado best practice approaches to providing quality asthma care in school settings
- Impact student asthma care and management within the school setting
To enroll, email Anita Brodecky.
Asthma Training for Unlicensed Assistive Personnel (UAP)
(Online 2 hour training for UAPs)
Objectives of the course:
- Encourage parents/guardians to complete the Asthma Intake Form and communicate its completion to the school nurse
- Implement the green (required pretreatment), yellow and red zones of the Colorado Asthma Care Plan.
- Administer and coach accurate technique for administration of a quick relief medication using a MDI plus spacer
This free, 2 hour training program is aligned with the Moodle course for School Nurses Applying Best Practice Asthma Care in Schools: A Standardized Statewide Approach.
Each individual completing the course will have access to a certificate.
To enroll your UAP, email Anita Brodecky with the name of the course, and include the UAP’s first and last name, email address and school district.
Anita will email each individual a log in, a password, and the link to access the training.
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
Asthma Management Education Course (exiting CDE)
This online course is presented by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) for health care professionals who teach and care for patients with asthma. The content follows the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program's (NAEPP) "2007 Expert Panel Report 3: Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma." The AME-O course is based on the NAEPP’s “Four Components of Asthma Management.”
Nurses can earn 8.75 contact hours from the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC).
Student and Family Education
- Quest for the CODE (PDF)
- Asthma Basics (PDF)
- Clear Your Home of Asthma Triggers (EPA) (PDF)
- Overview of Asthma Student Education Programs
- Kids Asthma Fast Facts (PDF)