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.
Throughout April, InJAC travelled across the state with representatives from the Indiana State Department of Health to conduct trainings for Indiana School Nurses. We visited 9 sites and spoke with approximately 150 nurses about various topics, including Asthma, Bed Bugs, Lice, Diabetes, Sickle Cell and Vaccinations.
InJAC's presentation about the statewide Asthma Management Plan has been posted on the TeachIndy.com website and can be viewed here.
The 2nd Annual Indiana Statewide Asthma Conference was a huge success! If you missed it, you missed out on knowledgeable speakers, valuable networking and a worthwhile day all together.
For speaker biographies and PPT presentations, and links to conference sponsors and exhibitor websites, please click HERE.
If you attended and did not complete an evaluation, we would appreciate your feedback! Please fill one out HERE.
To read InJAC's May Newsletter, please click HERE.
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