Asthma

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NYS Laws: Asthma and Asthma Medications 

§ 916 - Pupils with asthma or another respiratory disease requiring rescue inhaler treatment
§ 919 - On-site nebulizers

NYSED Guide and Memos: Asthma and Asthma Medications

New Sign NYS Guide for Asthma Management in Schools
This guide was adapted from the National Institutes of Health, Managing Asthma: A Guide for Schools (2014) and tailored specifically for NYS through a collaboration of The NYS Department of Health (NYSDOH) and the NYS Education Department (NYSED) It provides information and resources to assist school personnel to help students with asthma remain healthy and participate fully in school. It is designed for school and district employees, parents or guardians, members of local school boards, and leaders of organizations interested in the management of childhood asthma. (NYSED,  9/2018)

Albuterol Metered Dose Inhalers-Stocking Policy-Pertains to stocking albuterol metered dose inhalers and/or liquid albuterol for use in a nebulizer for students diagnosed with asthma whose personal albuterol prescription is empty (NYSED 8/23/11).

Action Plans, Sample Spacer/Valved Holding Chamber Permission Form

NYSDOH and NYC  AAP and a generic asthma emergency plan for staff use when no nurse is present, as well as a sample order/permission form for a school, supplied spacer/valved holding chamber are located in the Forms and a Notifications>Emergency Care Plans|Flow Sheets section of this website. Click here to view it. 

Advocacy Organizations

Clinical Guidelines

Allergy and Asthma Network: Offers easy to find links to the NHLBI, Expert Panel Report 3: Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma (EPR3) 2007

Asthma Care Quick Reference: Diagnosing and Managing Asthma-Provides key steps in diagnosing, treating, and providing long-term follow-up for those with asthma. (NIH -NHLBI, 12 pages, updated 2013)

NYSDOH Clinical Guideline for the Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Management of Adults and Children with Asthma - NYSDOH Pocket Guide - 17 pages (NYSDOH, Updated July 2017)

CDC Asthma Publications and Resources Page (CDC)
Provides information on developing, implementing, and evaluating school-based asthma programs, and a toolkit for districts and schools to create asthma-friendly schools. Includes information for School Leaders. 

EPA Environmental Protection Agency)

Creating Healthy Indoor Air Quality Tools in Schools - Provides guidance and resources to help schools identify, and resolve indoor air quality issues which impact student health. Includes Tools for Schools Program Environmental Protection Agency (EPA, 12/2015)

Metered Dose Inhaler and Spacer Info

HFA Inhaler Comparison-Provides a brand by brand comparison of HFA inhalers, the priming needed and visual of a Step-Wise approach for Managing Asthma NHLBI. (8/2018)

Use-Inhalers.com-Provides an interactive audio-visual training program on the use of all types of asthma medication in multiple languages.

National Asthma Control Initiative (ASHA)

Provides school nurses, physical educators, coaches, athletic trainers, school health coordinators, and other school staff with resources training programs, and a 29-page booklet Asthma and Physical Education. (American School Health Association, 2/2015) 

National, Lung, Blood and Heart Institute (NHLBI) Asthma Resources
Searching the term "Asthma" will provide a list of useful resources

New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Asthma Resources

Includes asthma facts, checklist for Doctor Visits, East Harlem Asthma Center, asthma medication fact sheets, Open Airways School-based Asthma Program and publications & resources.

New York State Department of Health Asthma Resources

Page last updated 9/9/18