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The 2014 outbreak of EV-D68 appears to be associated with an increase in the level of respiratory illness among people in general and more severe disease in some people, particularly children with asthma. For more information please visit the Indiana State Department of Health EV-D68 webpage.
Printable Asthma Medication Poster
This printable Asthma Medication Poster was originally developed by the Minnesota Department of Health. These posters were designed as a tool for providers, school health personnel, and for use in clinics, to assist patients in proper identification of their inhaled asthma medication. Posters contain the a photo, generic and brand name, delivery of dose, and manufactures' name for all inhaled medication commonly prescribed in the US.
Asthma Emergency Reference Cards
The Asthma Emergency Reference Cards, designed to worn by school personnel, list symptoms of an asthma attack, and how to respond. Cards are 2 1/2 X 3 inch plastic, and can be worn with name badges. To order cards for ALL school personnel, please submit school name, mailing address, and quantity of cards being requested to ISDHAsthma@isdh.IN.gov.
Asthma Emergency Care Plan 2014-15 School Year
The key component to asthma management is maintaining an individualized Asthma Action Plan for each student with asthma. Indiana Public Schools do not require the use of a specific plan. Numerous print, electronic and computer-based interactive plans are provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to assist school nurses in choosing the best plan for use in their schools.
Online Asthma Training for Childcare ProvidersThis training will help providers make their childcare facilities asthma friendly, and will provide education on helping children with asthma in the childcare setting. The training is available by visiting the Indiana Association for Child Care Resource & Referral website. Providers must choose a username and password to access the training. Once a provider has signed in, the training can be accessed under the "Training Central" tab. This training is required for 5 Star Childcare certification. For more information on the 5 Star program, please visit the Indiana Department of Environmental Health.
Winning with Asthma: Coach's Clipboard"Winning with Asthma" is a program designed to educate sports coaches about the effects of asthma on athletes.
Indoor Air Quality Rule
410 IAC 33 To establish an indoor air quality (IAQ) inspection, evaluation, and parent and employee notification program to assist Schools and State Agencies in improving indoor air quality and establish best practices and necessary minimum standards for IAQ, IAC 33 regulates items that affect the IAQ, specifies when the department willinspect for IAQ, and establishs requirements for parent and/or employee notification of IAQevaluation findings.
Resources for Schools and Childcare Centers
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Information on Asthma for School and Childcare Providers
- Environmental Protection Agency: Improving Health in Schools
- Environmental Protection Agency: Healthy Child Care
- National Athletic Trainers' Association
- National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences: Asthma
- National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
- National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: Information for Schools/Child Care Centers
- Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: Health Professional Programs
- National Association of School Nurses
- Indiana Department of Education
- Indiana Joint Asthma Coalition
- Indiana Association of School Nurses
- Improving Kids Environments'