Asthma Management

Asthma Management is Respiratory Health Associations’s one hour educational program developed for adult caregivers of children with asthma. The program helps caregivers better recognize and more effectively support children with asthma.

Who is the training designed for?

Asthma Management can be taught to:

  • Teachers, school staff and bus drivers
  • Childcare providers
  • Parent groups
  • Faith-based organizations
  • Community groups.

To date, RHA staff have delivered the Asthma Management program to over 30,000 adult caregivers of children living with asthma.

This program has been approved by Illinois State Board of Education for one Continuing Professional Development Unit (CPDU) for licensed schoolteachers.

What will I learn?

Asthma Management covers content set forth in National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (NAEPP) guidelines including:

  • Early recognition of asthma symptoms
  • Common asthma triggers
  • Trigger avoidance strategies
  • Proper inhaler use
  • Descriptions of various asthma medications.

RHA’s Asthma Management program is tailored to meet the needs of each audience. Participants in Asthma Management complete pre- and post-surveys to assess knowledge gain and intent for behavior change.

How do I take the Asthma Management training?

RHA can deliver Asthma Management training to groups of 25 people or more. To bring Asthma Management to your school or community setting, contact Amy O’Rourke, Director of Programs, at aorourke@lungchicago.org or by phone at (312) 628-0217 for more information.

Asthma Management Online Training

In collaboration with the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), Respiratory Health Association developed Asthma Management for School Staff, an online training that highlights appropriate emergency response procedures as well as Illinois polices that apply to asthma management in schools.