Asthma Goes to School

Activity Details
  • Credit Amounts:
    • CNE: 1.20
    • CPH: 1.00
    • UNTHSC: 1.00
    • Physicians: 1.00
  • Cost: Free
  • Release: May 3, 2018
  • Expires: May 3, 2019
  • Estimated Time to Complete:
    1 Hour(s)
  • System Requirements:
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Annette M.  Minnerly Annette M. Minnerly, RN
Health Services Coordinator,
Arlington Independent School District
Arlington, Texas

Needs Statement

Children with asthma take their asthma with them to school, and school nurses stand at the forefront of providing care to these children during the school day. The collaboration between the parent, doctor, and school nurse can optimize the care of these children, their school attendance, and academic success. The presence or absence of rescue medications, spacers, and asthma action plans can all impact the school nurse’s ability to care for these children. Asthma Goes to School will provide a window into the school health office and the school day of a child with asthma.

Target Audience

This activity was planned to address the educational needs of physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses and public health professionals.


  • Outline challenges facing school nurses caring for students with asthma.
  • Develop asthma action plans and/or orders appropriate for use at school.
  • Compare a school asthma attack with and without rescue medication.
  • Describe steps identified in the Asthma 411 program that pediatricians and primary care providers can take to minimize the impact of asthma on students.



UNT Health Science Center is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # 16274. This activity is approved for 1.20 Contact Hours.


This activity is approved for 1.00 credit(s) accepted by the National Board of Public Health Examiners' Certified Public Health (CPH) recertification program.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center certifies this activity for 1.00 hour of participation.


The University of North Texas Health Science Center is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to award continuing medical education to physicians.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center has requested that the AOA Council on Continuing Medical Education approve this program for 1.00 hour of AOA Category 2B CME credits. Approval is currently pending.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center presents this activity for educational purposes only. Participants are expected to utilize their own expertise and judgment while engaged in the practice of medicine. The content of the presentations is provided solely by presenters who have been selected for presentations because of recognized expertise in their field.

ACGME Competencies

  • Patient care
  • Systems-based practice

IOM Competencies

  • Provide patient-centered care
  • Employ evidence-based practice

IPE Competencies

  • Roles/ Responsibilities

Faculty Disclosure

Annette Minnerly, RN has nothing to disclose.   The UNT Health Science Center INCEDO Staff has nothing to disclose.


Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from AstraZeneca.

Additional Information

Data collected as part of this activity may be analyzed as part of educational research to study the effectiveness of interventions. This project is included under UNTHSC IRB protocol #2017-056