Supporting Children's Asthma

Education for Health
Delivery Method: e-Learning

This free online resource is a public access site with content developed by expert health professionals in consultation with teachers, sports coaches and children’s activity leaders. Anyone who uses the resource will gain the knowledge and confidence to support children with asthma, deal with emergency situations and could help save lives.

Asthma Module

If you work with children it is important that you have an understanding of asthma. Being aware of the condition and its triggers can help to ensure children with asthma in your care are safe and can get involved in the same activities as any other child without issue or harm.
This module aims to help you support children who have asthma by:

  • Raising your awareness of the condition and how it’s managed
  • Exploring plans you may need to ensure that children with asthma in your care are supported

We recommend that you work through the module in order. At the end you will be able to download a certificate of completion for your records. The module does not need to be completed in one sitting, but if you leave the module your progress and any notes you make will not be saved, so please make a note of where you have got to. The module will take about 45 minutes to complete.

About the course

Education for Health is a charity with over 28 years of experience of providing education, training courses and resources for Health Care Professionals to support patients with long term medical conditions.

Working in conjunction with The George Coller Memorial Fund, Education for Health has developed this free online educational resource ‘Supporting Children’s Health’. The online resource provides basic information on how to support children and young people with asthma.

Asthma has a huge impact on children’s lives; it is disruptive and can make a whole range of activities difficult. It is a serious medical condition; asthma attacks are very frightening and can be life threatening. In recognition of this, supporting pupils with medical conditions is a statutory requirement for schools in England and emergency inhalers became available to all schools in the UK in 2014.

Asthma is the most common medical condition affecting children and young people, and anyone who works regularly with this group will come across it.

This free online resource is a public access site with content developed by expert health professionals in consultation with teachers, sports coaches and children’s activity leaders. Anyone who uses the resource will gain the knowledge and confidence to support children with asthma, deal with emergency situations and could help save lives.

Contributors

The Supporting Children’s Health website has been developed by Education for Health. Education for Health is a global charity providing continuing education and professional development for health care professionals and others, who wish to improve their knowledge and skills in diagnosing, managing and treating long term medical conditions.

We would like to acknowledge the following people for their input into the development of the resource and thank them for their support:

  • Amy Barnes, Teacher, Buckinghamshire
  • Chris Rumney, Lead Nurse, Birmingham Medical Needs in Schools Service
  • Debby Waddell, Clinical Lead, Asthma UK
  • Hollie O’Sullivan, Teacher, Birmingham
  • Jackie Musgrave, Senior Lecturer in Early Years Education, University of Worcester
  • Jane Whatmore, Paediatric Respiratory Nurse Specialist, Teeside
  • Julie Broughton, Asthma Lead School Nurse, St. Helens, Merseyside
  • Kim Douglas BEM, Parent and Charity Founder, George Coller Memorial Fund
  • Keith Brookes, George Coller Memorial Fund
  • Kirsten Ellmore, School Nurse, Shropshire
  • Lynette Williams, Respiratory and Allergy Nurse Specialist for Children, Shropshire
  • Rae Probyn, Parent
  • Samantha Pearce, Paediatric Asthma Nurse Specialist, Dudley
  • Sarah Freeth, George Coller Asthma Nurse, Walsall
  • Sarah Yeomans, Head Teacher, Staffordshire

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