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ERIC Number: EJ885167
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1059-8405
The School Nurse Role in Asthma Management: Can the Action Plan Help?
Borgmeyer, Anne; Jamerson, Patricia; Gyr, Patricia; Westhus, Nina; Glynn, Emily
Journal of School Nursing, v21 n1 p23-30 2005
Asthma is the most common chronic disorder in American schoolchildren, and school nurses play a valuable role in its management. A study was conducted in which school nurses were asked to describe their role in caring for students with asthma and their use of Asthma Action Plans (AAPs). The nurses indicated that they frequently provided direct care and education. They were comfortable with providing care to students with asthma and familiar with AAPs. Having an AAP increased their confidence in managing students with asthma. This emphasizes the need for continued education regarding the AAP and the development of policies that direct care and encourage use of an AAP at school. (Contains 1 figure and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Missouri