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Colorado Asthma Resources
Please see our Health Conditions & Care Plans Page for these resources:
- Rules & Guidelines
- Colorado Competency Framework
- Colorado Asthma Care Plan and Medication Order for Schools and Childcare
- Asthma Intake Forms
- Self-Carry Contract
Medications and Devices
- Asthma Medications (exiting CDE)
- Inhaler Technique Assessment Tool (2011 PDF)
- Priming and Care Guide for Inhalers (PDF)
- AeroChamber (exiting CDE)
Asthma Education Materials
- English (PDF Google Files)
- Spanish (PDF Google Files)
- Asthma Flu Sample Letter English/Spanish (Word)
Asthma Management Foundations & Challenges for School Nurses (Free 1.5 hour course for school nurses)
To access the course:
This free 1.5 hour course was designed for Colorado School Nurses with the goals of (1) engaging the participant with evidence-based asthma care coordination principles and standardized tools and (2) addressing emerging asthma-related issues that impact our communities, including air quality and health equity.
By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
- Describe 3 components of asthma care coordination for School Nurses
- Identify 3 asthma trigger mitigation strategies for School Nurses, including addressing poor air quality
- Use 2 evidence-based resources for asthma trigger mitigation strategies to enhance professional practice
A Certificate of Completion with 1.5 training hours is awarded when a leaner completes this course and submits an evaluation.
To access the course:
If you have an existing CDE Moodle LMS account, log in and self-enroll in the course.
If you are new to the CDE Moodle LMS platform, complete this form to register and enroll in the course.
Note: This course replaced Asthma Training for SCHOOL NURSES - Applying Best Practice Asthma Care in Schools: A Standardized Statewide Approach, which expired 1/31/24.
Asthma Training for Unlicensed Assistive Personnel (UAP) - Applying Best Practice Asthma Care in Schools: A Standardized Statewide Approach
(Free online 2 hour training for UAPs)
Objectives of the course:
- Encourage parents/guardians to complete the Asthma Intake Form and communicate its completion to the school nurse
- Implement the green (required pretreatment), yellow and red zones of the Colorado Asthma Care Plan.
- Administer and coach accurate technique for administration of a quick relief medication using a MDI plus spacer
This free, 2 hour training program is aligned with the Moodle course for School Nurses Applying Best Practice Asthma Care in Schools: A Standardized Statewide Approach.
Each individual completing the course will have access to a certificate.
Enroll in UAP Asthma Course HERE
Building Bridges for Asthma Care - School Nurse Training Series
The Building Bridges for Asthma Care program was designed as a school nurse-oriented program by an interdisciplinary team of allergy and pulmonary specialists with input from stakeholders including a national steering committee and school nurses. The manual was revised and licensed in 2019. This training series was developed in 2021. This is considered a next level, comprehensive, systematic approach to a school-based asthma care program. Prior to this course, we recommend you take our introductory 4-hour training: Asthma Training for School Nurses - Applying Best Practice Asthma Care in Schools: A Standardized Statewide Approach (above).
This free 1.5 hour training can be used to help school nurses build an asthma program for their schools. A course completion certificate for 1.5 hours is available after completing the lessons.
Enroll in the Building Bridges for Asthma Care - School Nurse Training Series HERE
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
Asthma Management Education Course (exiting CDE)
This online course is presented by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) for health care professionals who teach and care for patients with asthma. The content follows the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program's (NAEPP) "2007 Expert Panel Report 3: Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma." The AME-O course is based on the NAEPP’s “Four Components of Asthma Management.”
Nurses can earn 8.75 contact hours from the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC).
Student and Family Education
- Quest for the CODE (PDF)
- Asthma Basics (American Lung Association)
- Clear Your Home of Asthma Triggers (EPA)
- Overview of Asthma Student Education Programs (exiting CDE)
- Kids Asthma Fast Facts (PDF)