As an educator working in the school system, it is very likely that you will come into contact with a student who has asthma. This e-learning training course provides you with background information on asthma, how it’s managed, and your role in the school to keep students as healthy as possible.
Asthma is a chronic (long-term) disease in which a person’s airways are inflamed, making it difficult to breathe. The airways become more inflamed when “triggers” are inhaled, which can cause them to produce more mucous and may also cause the muscles around the airway to tighten.
The following information will provide an overview of key facts about asthma, and will outline helpful tips for managing students in the classroom with an asthma diagnosis.