Content tagged with: triggers

Managing Asthma in the School Environment

This online course was developed by NEA Healthy Futures (as NEA HIN) and the Merck Childhood Asthma Network (MCAN) as part of NEA’s Online Academy. This free, 1.5 hour course will educate NEA members about asthma so that they can help students better manage their asthma while at school. The course addresses the causes, signs… Read more »

Anaphylaxis

It’s tough being a kid in school these days – especially if you have severe allergies. A severe allergic reaction, or what’s called anaphylaxis, can be really serious and even life-threatening. It can happen at anytime and anywhere – in the classroom, cafeteria, playground, on the bus or during a field trip. So it’s critical… Read more »

Asthma

Asthma is a leading chronic illness among children and youth in the U.S. and one of the leading causes of school absenteeism. Approximately 6.8 million children and youth in the U.S. (9.3%) have asthma. In addition, teachers and custodians have been identified as having higher rates of occupational asthma. The key elements needed for asthma… Read more »