Asthma Management Webinar

Join Respiratory Health Association, Illinois Department of Public Health, and Illinois State Board of Education for a live webinar:

Asthma Management for School Staff

Thursday, 4/6/2017

3:00PM- 4:00PM CDT

(This program will be available after April 6 as an archived webinar)


Public Act 99-0843 requires the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) to develop a model emergency response protocol and requires school districts to implement an emergency protocol by January 1, 2017. It also requires school staff who work with pupils to complete in-person or online training every two years.
The online training will provide Illinois school districts an opportunity to receive the required training to ensure compliance with Public Act 99-0843. This online training covers important content set forth in P.S. 99-0843 and in National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (NAEPP) guidelines including: early recognition of asthma symptoms, common asthma triggers within schools, trigger avoidance strategies, proper inhaler use and descriptions of various asthma medications. This training also includes appropriate emergency response procedures within the schools and highlights Illinois polices that apply to asthma management in schools.


  • Explain how to manage asthma in a school setting
  • Identify asthma triggers and how to prevent asthma symptoms in a school-setting
  • Recognize asthma medication and proper inhaler technique
  • Recognize asthma warning signs and how to respond during an asthma emergency


This training is intended for all school staff including administrators, school nurses, classroom teachers, case managers, counselors, health clerks, physical education teachers, health teachers, office clerks, etc.


The training will take place via live online webinar on April 6. To register and attend, please visit

Completion of this professional development activity provided by Illinois State Board of Education in cooperation with Illinois Department of Public Health and the Respiratory Health Association awards 1.0 continuing nursing education credit under Illinois Nurse Practice Act Rules, Section 1300.130, Continuing Education, c)1)P).

For more information, contact Respiratory Health Association at:
P: (312) 628-0217 • F: (312) 243-3954 •
or Jessica Gerdes at Illinois State Board of Education,