According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, asthma is one of the leading causes of school absenteeism in the United States. The respiratory therapist has a unique role in not only the diagnosis and treatment of asthma but also in helping patients and families develop good asthma self-management skills to prevent the negative impact of asthma, including school absenteeism. This presentation will discuss asthma and its impact on student absenteeism, the role of the AAP as a surveillance tool in school districts and the importance of students with asthma having an AAP on record. 

Presented by De De Gardner, DrPH, RRT, RRT-NPS, FAARC

This Live AARC webcast is approved for 1.0 CRCE

Seminar Objectives
  • Define student absenteeism
  • Discuss the relationship between absenteeism and asthma
  • Explain the importance of asthma control.
  • Describe the role of the asthma action plan as a surveillance tool in a school district to identify students with asthma
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Date Presented:
June 27, 2018 2:00 PM Eastern
Expiration Date:
June 27, 2018 11:55 PM
1 hour
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Childhood Asthma, Attendance and Action Plans
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