If you are a member of SC AHEC this course is free with an enrollment key which you may obtain from the AHEC contact person within your organization.

If you are purchasing this course the cost is $85.00. 

Course Description

This program is designed to provide nurses working in the school setting a better understanding of how to manage students and staff with asthma, allergies and anaphylactic reactions. Treatment, prevention, management and available resources will be discussed.


Michael Bowman, MD; Sally Schoessler MSEd, RN, BSN; Christie Heaton, MBA, RRT, AE-C; Allison Ranck, MD, FAAP; Mike Shoemaker, MBA, RRT-NPS, AE-C; Amanda Thrasher, RRT, AE-C

Target Audience

Nurses, respiratory therapists and other interested healthcare workers


Discuss how asthma affects children.

Identify current treatments for asthma and features of the asthma-friendly school.

Describe the value of the SAMPRO program.

Identify challenges of asthma for the school nurse, barriers to control, and approaches for improvement.

Identify asthma resources available.

Describe how allergy care in the school setting is part of the Framework for the 21st Century School Nurse.

Identify the signs and symptoms of allergies and anaphylaxis and describe the appropriate actions for prevention of allergy exposures and for an emergency response.

Describe the 4 different school care plans and their use in students with anaphylaxis.

Identify sources of quality, evidence-based resources for allergy and anaphylaxis care.

Teach students proper inhaler technique.

Discuss exercise-induced asthma.

Discuss local resources related to asthma.

Length of Course

3.5 hours

Credit Statements

Licensed Nurses: Upstate AHEC is an accredited provider of Nursing Professional Development by the American Nurses Credentialing Centers Commission on Accreditation.

Upon successful completion of this program, participants will receive 3.5 contact hours.

Respiratory Care Practitioners: 3.5 clock hour will be awarded by Upstate AHEC, an approved provider of continuing education for respiratory care practitioners by the SC Board of Medical Examiners.

Other: This educational offering provides 0.35 CEUs (3.5 clock hour) by Upstate AHEC and meets SC AHEC Best Practice Standards.

Disclosure Statement

Upstate AHEC's conflict of interest policy requires faculty to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of their presentations/materials.

Speakers have signed a vested interest form declaring no conflict of interest in education activities. Please see individual activities for any conflicts of interest.

Provisions of these educational activities by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC, SCNA or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with activities.