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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161006
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Development of Web-Based Asthma Resources for Head Start Teachers
Abstract:
Development of Web-Based Asthma Resources for Head Start Teachers
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2007
Author:Garwick, Ann, PhD, RN, FAAN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Minnesota
Contact Address:5-160 Weaver Densford Hall, 308 Harvard St. SE, Minneapolis, MN, 55455, USA
Co-Authors:A. Sieckert and J. Belew, Nursing, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN; and M. Riesgraf, Head Start Health Services, Community Action Partnerships of Ramsey and Washington Counties, St. Paul, MN
High prevalence rates of asthma have been found among preschoolers in urban Head Start programs. The challenge is to ensure that all Head Start staff members who work with preschoolers with asthma know how to prevent and manage asthma episodes. An asthma ecological framework guided this community-based participatory action research project that was conducted in partnership with a multi-site Head Start program in St. Paul, Minnesota. The needs assessment phase involved a series of three focus groups with 14 staff representatives who were each nominated by their Center manager. Focus groups were conducted to identify teachers' asthma information and resource needs and their interest in a Head Start asthma website. Content analytic techniques were used to categorize types of needs and participants' recommendations for resource development. Participants were particularly interested in learning about asthma triggers, how to manage asthma episodes, when to call 911, and how to safely administer medications. Recommendations for asthma education and resource development included: more on-site training about asthma management for all staff who have contact with children with asthma; just-in-time learning resources located in Head Start classrooms that describe asthma triggers and asthma medication procedures; and web-based, multimedia asthma resources for Head Start staff and parents. A fourth focus group with all of the center managers was convened to prioritize needs and develop an action plan based on the needs assessment. The enacted action plan involved: a) providing asthma in-services for all Head Start staff, b) constructing the "Getting a Head Start on Asthma" web site with audio and visual resources targeted to Head Start staff as well as parents in English, Hmong and Spanish, and c) placing laminated reference guides about asthma triggers and medication administration in all 48 Head Start classrooms. Using a variety of media also addressed the learning style preferences and range of learning needs expressed by Head Start staff. Web-based asthma resources provide an efficient way for the Head Start nurses to disseminate asthma education and deliver just-in-time learning to Head Start staff in multi-site settings.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleDevelopment of Web-Based Asthma Resources for Head Start Teachersen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161006-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Development of Web-Based Asthma Resources for Head Start Teachers</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Garwick, Ann, PhD, RN, FAAN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Minnesota</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">5-160 Weaver Densford Hall, 308 Harvard St. SE, Minneapolis, MN, 55455, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">garwi001@umn.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">A. Sieckert and J. Belew, Nursing, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN; and M. Riesgraf, Head Start Health Services, Community Action Partnerships of Ramsey and Washington Counties, St. Paul, MN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">High prevalence rates of asthma have been found among preschoolers in urban Head Start programs. The challenge is to ensure that all Head Start staff members who work with preschoolers with asthma know how to prevent and manage asthma episodes. An asthma ecological framework guided this community-based participatory action research project that was conducted in partnership with a multi-site Head Start program in St. Paul, Minnesota. The needs assessment phase involved a series of three focus groups with 14 staff representatives who were each nominated by their Center manager. Focus groups were conducted to identify teachers' asthma information and resource needs and their interest in a Head Start asthma website. Content analytic techniques were used to categorize types of needs and participants' recommendations for resource development. Participants were particularly interested in learning about asthma triggers, how to manage asthma episodes, when to call 911, and how to safely administer medications. Recommendations for asthma education and resource development included: more on-site training about asthma management for all staff who have contact with children with asthma; just-in-time learning resources located in Head Start classrooms that describe asthma triggers and asthma medication procedures; and web-based, multimedia asthma resources for Head Start staff and parents. A fourth focus group with all of the center managers was convened to prioritize needs and develop an action plan based on the needs assessment. The enacted action plan involved: a) providing asthma in-services for all Head Start staff, b) constructing the &quot;Getting a Head Start on Asthma&quot; web site with audio and visual resources targeted to Head Start staff as well as parents in English, Hmong and Spanish, and c) placing laminated reference guides about asthma triggers and medication administration in all 48 Head Start classrooms. Using a variety of media also addressed the learning style preferences and range of learning needs expressed by Head Start staff. Web-based asthma resources provide an efficient way for the Head Start nurses to disseminate asthma education and deliver just-in-time learning to Head Start staff in multi-site settings.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:14:22Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:14:22Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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