CHW: Asthma Care for School Age Children

Asthma is a chronic disease that has negative effects on the lungs. Chronic means ongoing and lasting a long time. Asthma causes breathing difficulty due to airway inflammation, airway narrowing, and extra mucus production. Although asthma is very common, it is often not well controlled. This can be from a number of reasons such as lack of education about how to control asthma symptoms or lack of access to the resources needed to control asthma symptoms. Research shows that if asthma symptoms are well controlled, a child with asthma may lead a normal life.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for Community Health Workers.

Learning Objectives

The learner will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a knowledge base of asthma disease process, common causes of flare-ups, and effective asthma prevention and management strategies.
  • Describe the challenges of health inequity for children in the school setting who lack the resources of needed asthma medication and healthcare. 
  • Employ effective communication skills to help clients adopt healthier asthma prevention and management strategies.
  • Identify 2-3 service coordination resources to support and advocate for the health and well-being of children with asthma.

This course offers 2.5 DSHS-Certified Continuing Education Hours for Community Health Workers covering the following competencies:

  • Communication – 0.5
  • Knowledge Base – 1.0
  • Service Coordination - 0.5
  • Capacity Building - 0.5
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.50 Community Health Worker (CHW)
  • 2.50 HSC Participation
Course opens: 
01/29/2024
Course expires: 
01/29/2026
Cost:
$0.00
Rating: 
0

Disclosures

In accordance with the appropriate accrediting bodies, all planners, teachers, and authors with control over activity content are required to disclose to the provider any relevant financial relationships (those held by the person, currently or within the last 24 months) with ineligible interests. Accredited providers are required to provide this information to learners before the start of an activity. The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth Division of Academic Innovation's office planning team nor the subject matter experts have anything to disclose.

Primary Authors

Bobbie Bratton - Interprofessional Education and Practice

 


Bobbie D. Bratton, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, CHWI
Assistant Professor, College of Nursing
Clinical Executive, SaferCare Texas
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Lifestyle Health Sciences, School of Health Professions
University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth   


 

Portrait of Teresa Wagner

Teresa Wagner, DrPH, MS, CPH, RD/LD, CPPS, CHWI, DipACLM, CHWC
Associate Professor, Health Administration & Policy, School of Public Health
Associate Professor, Personalized Health & Well-Being, School of Health Professions
Interim Director and Clinical Executive for Health Literacy, SaferCare Texas
Director, Texas State Certified CHW/CHWI Training Program
University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth

 



Contributor
Leslie Allsopp Image

 

Leslie Allsopp, MSN, MPH, PhD
Asthma 411 Faculty Partner, SaferCare Texas



  

 

 

Instructional Design

Brenda Wilson, MS, CHCP
Senior Instructional Designer
CE & Assessment Department, Division of Academic Innovation, University of Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth

 

Other Contributors(s)

Leslie Allsopp, PhD, MPH, MSN, AE-C

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.
Course Director(s)

Bobbie Bratton, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, CPPS, CHWI

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.
Speaker(s)

Bobbie Bratton, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, CPPS, CHWI

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Teresa Wagner, DrPH, MS, CPH, RD/LD, CPPS, CHWI, DipACLM, CHWC

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Accreditation Statements

 

Jointly Accredited Provider MarkIn support of improving patient care, The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing Education for the healthcare team. 

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. 

 

This course offers 2.5 DSHS-Certified Continuing Education Hours for Community Health Workers covering the following competencies: Communication – 0.5 Knowledge Base – 1.0 Service Coordination - 0.5 Capacity Building - 0.5

Available Credit

  • 2.50 Community Health Worker (CHW)
  • 2.50 HSC Participation

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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Accessibility Statement

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