Online Program

Asthma QuickTakes

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 : 10:07 a.m. - 10:10 a.m.

Scott Kessler, MA, California Breathing/Environmental Health Investigations Branch, California Department of Public Health, Richmond, CA
Deanna Rossi, MPH, Environmental Health Investigations Branch, California Department of Public Health, Sequoia Foundation (contractor to California Department of Public Health), Richmond, CA
The presentations are a series of 3- to 8-minute narrated videos that address asthma in K-12 schools and homes.  They are designed to provide information and resources for school nurses, administrators, teachers, facilities professionals, coaches, and parents of children with asthma.  The topics include: 1) asthma emergency response and the asthma medication self-carry law; 2) reducing or eliminating indoor asthma triggers at school; 3) reducing the impact of outdoor asthma triggers, 4) reducing or eliminated asthma triggers at home, and 5) asthma-safer cleaning at school. Each video contains effective resources on issues related to each topic, There are also downloadable PDFs of key resources for school staff and parents.   

The videos were developed specifically to serve the needs of overwhelmed and underfunded school personnel that work at schools with high asthma prevalence among the student population.

The videos were developed by a team of health and environmental experts who serve on the California School Environmental Health and Asthma Collaborative (SEHAC); including, California Department of Public Health, US EPA, California School Nurses Organization, American Lung Association, University of California at San Francisco, Kaiser Permanente, Breathe California, and others.

Learning Areas:

Basic medical science applied in public health
Chronic disease management and prevention
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related education
Public health or related laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines

Learning Objectives:
Identify asthma symptoms in children Identify and reduce or eliminate asthma triggers at school and at home

Keyword(s): Chronic disease management and prevention

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am qualified to present Asthma QuickTake videos because I have worked closely with the developers and have worked on asthma-related projects for more than 14 years.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.