SaferCare Texas: 2024-26 Asthma 411 in Action, What You Need to Know

Asthma is among the most common pediatric chronic conditions, affecting over 6 million US children. Asthma is associated with high economic costs, school and work absences, academic risks, lost school funds, emergency department use, hospitalizations, and death. These outcomes are a heavy burden for children and families from all backgrounds and especially difficult for those experiencing other economic and social risks. The good news is that we know what practices reduce the burden of asthma; the challenge is putting these practices into action. This module presents the Asthma 411 model, a comprehensive, evidence-based school asthma program. 

This activity is designed for nurses working with schools. Other professionals coordinating asthma care with school nurses can also benefit from the module.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for school nurses. Other professionals coordinating asthma care with school nurses can also benefit from the module.

Learning Objectives

When you complete this module, you will be able to:

  1. Recognize symptoms of respiratory distress and provide appropriate acute and follow-up care.
  2. Explain the importance of a comprehensive asthma education program for students, parents, and school staff.
  3. Engage school staff to assess and reduce environmental asthma triggers in the school setting to improve indoor air quality.
  4. Implement the key components of Asthma 411 to support the care of children with asthma in compliance with relevant Texas Legislation.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 HSC Participation
Course opens: 
01/25/2024
Course expires: 
01/25/2026
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 Contributors

Leslie Allsopp, MSN, MPH, PhD
Dr. Allsopp is the Asthma 411 Faculty Partner and Assistant Professor with SaferCare Texas at the University of North Texas Health Science Center. She has been a key member of the Asthma 411 team since the program's pilot dissemination to North Texas in 2013. She has played an instrumental role in the program's expansion and sustainment within ten Independent School Districts in and around Tarrant County. Allsopp’s work in public health began 30 years ago as a Peace Corps Volunteer with the Red Cross. Earlier professional experience includes being a family nurse practitioner providing primary health care services to diverse, low-resource, urban populations in various community-based settings, including school-based clinics.

Bobbie Bratton, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC
Bobbie Bratton is a Clinical Executive with SaferCare Texas. Bobbie is a board-certified family nurse practitioner with 25 years of nursing experience and 19+ years of advanced practice. She has a diverse practice background, including family practice, student health, occupational health, acute care, and surgery. Her goal in practice is to partner with patients, providing guidance and leadership toward safe health decisions and promoting improved quality of life​​​​​​.

Kate Taylor, DNP, FNP-C, CPPS
Dr. Kate Taylor is an experienced board-certified family nurse practitioner with 22 years in health care. Dr. Taylor is a Clinical Executive and Assistant Professor with SaferCare Texas. She is active in the clinical education of UNTHSC health profession students and SaferCare Texas improving safety in care delivery. She deeply appreciates and respects older adults; her goal is to make a difference in their lives.


Medical Advisory Reviewers
Amy Davis, MD

Pediatrics
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Taylor Merritt, MD
Pediatrics
UT Southwestern Medical Center


Madeline Sparks, MD
Pediatrics
UT Southwestern Medical Center

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

CE Program Manager
Sujita Adhikari, MPH
Program Manager
CE & Assessment Department, Division of Academic Innovation, University of Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth

Course Director(s)

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

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

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

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Kate Taylor

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

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

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

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

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Kate Taylor

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 continuing social work 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. 

 

Designation Statements

Nurses

This activity provides up to 1.0 contact hours. 

Certificate of Attendance

The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth certifies this activity for 1.0 hours of participation.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 HSC Participation

Price

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