ATTENTION: The conference has been approved for 5 CRCE credits for Respiratory Therapists!
The 2nd Annual Indiana Statewide Asthma Conference will be at the Valle Vista Golf and Conference Center on Tuesday, May 13, 2014. This years' theme is "Managing Asthma While Living and Learning" and will focus on addressing asthma basics, asthma triggers, asthma medications and asthma/ environmental policies. We have assembled an impressive line-up of local and national experts. The agenda can be found below, and here is additional information on our keynote addresses:
The opening speakers are Amy Brandt (epidemiologist for the Chronic Respiratory Disease Section at the Indiana State Department of Health) and Jalonne White-Newsome. More on Jalonne can be found here.
The mid-day presentation will be given by the VOICE Group of Boone County, a teen-led movement that works hard to expose the tobacco industries manipulative marketing practices, funded by TPC (Tobacco Prevention and Cessation).
The closing session speaker will be Dr. Mark Holbreich, who will lead a talk entitled "The Asthma Epidemic: Why it Happened and What Does the Future Hold". Dr. Holbreich's expertise was recently recognized in a NYT article that can be seen here.
Please check back here often to get updated information.
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.
THIS JUST IN! 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
A huge THANK YOU goes out to everyone from InJAC and the IDOE that worked tirelessly to make this happen!
To read InJAC's March Newsletter, please click here.
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(**NOTE: These minutes have been updated since they were emailed to the InJAC coalition members on 2-19)
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