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Distance Learning: Managing Asthma Triggers (MAT): Module 4 of 4


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Important: In order to receive CE credits, all modules must be viewed and evaluations completed no later than January 31, 2011.

Module 4 of 4:

III.  Smoke and Odors

School Wide Support


Nancy Rithmire, RNC, MS, NCSN  

Three Rivers AHEC
Georgia Association of School Nurses
Georgia Asthma Control Program
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Session Description: Asthma is the leading cause of chronic illness in children. It affects as many as 10%-12% of children in the US and, for unknown reasons, is steadily increasing. Many consider it to be the leading cause of absenteeism. Clearly it is a chronic health condition, which impacts every school in America and requires consideration.

The purpose of this series of modules is to increase awareness of potential asthma triggers and irritants and to encourage optimal management of the school environment to reduce asthma episodes. The curriculum for the modules was designed by the National Association of School Nurses and was funded by the Environmental Protection Agency.

Session Objectives:
By the end of the training modules, the partipants will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate and understand asthma, treatments, and prevention.
  2. Identify asthma triggers and acquire the knowledge and skills to provide MAT training education programs.
  3. Identify methods to promote optimal management of asthma triggers.
Technology Requirements:
Participants registering for programs should have access to the following technology for best viewing and participation:
  • Personal computer with Macintosh or Windows with 512 MB of RAM
  • Broadband internet connection such as an office LAN, DSL, or cable modem
  • Phone next to personal computer (or speaker phone if multiple people are viewing)
  • Computer speakers (built-in or attached)
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