With the recent surge in reported cases of Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) in the Midwest and in Indiana, InJAC has created a quick-reference fact sheet for your convenience. This detailed document contains the following information:
* What the virus is and is not* Symptoms* How it is spread* Who is at risk* Treatments* Prevention* How to get more information
It is important to note that this is not a new virus, but it is appearing earlier in the year, and with higher numbers than we have been accustomed to. Also, hand sanitizers are NOT effective against EV-D68, so hand-washing guidelines must be followed.
To read InJAC's October Newsletter, please click HERE.
Please welcome Karen S. Rance, DNP, RN, CPNP, AE-C, as our new coalition president! We are so excited to have Karen at the helm of our organization, because she brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in the areas of asthma, allergy, and immunology. She has presented to audiences nationwide, authored manuscripts and written a course book, Management of Asthma in Adults and Children.
For Karen’s detailed bio, please click here.
We are pleased to announce that the Asthma Management Plan (AMP) has been approved as an option for all Indiana schools, and we have received a grant from The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) to conduct statewide training!
An asthma management plan is a written plan that you develop with your doctor to help control your asthma.
The plan shows your daily treatment, such as what kind of medicines to take and when to take them. It describes how to control asthma long term AND how to handle worsening asthma, or attacks. The plan also explains when to call the doctor or go to the emergency room.
If your child has asthma, all of the people who care for him or her, such as their school nurse and other school administrators, should know about the child's asthma management plan. This also includes babysitters and workers at daycare centers, and camps. These caretakers can help your child follow his or her plan.
The approved plan can be found HERE, and an editable PDF can be found HERE. We will continue to keep all of our coalition members updated on the implementation status and on how you can assist in your area of the state.
TRANSLATIONS JUST IN! The translated versions of the AMP are available for usage! Please click for SPANISH, KAREN, and CHIN translations.
We are asking ALL Indiana school nurses, or those that perform nursing functions, to complete the following survey to help us have a clear picture of the prevalance of asthma in our schools. No individual or school names will be used when reporting this information, but this will help us to target those areas that disproportionately affected. Please click here for the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SchoolNurseDataCollection.
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