The Implementation of a School Based Asthma and Allergy Program in a Rural School District

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/621180
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
DNP Capstone Project
Level of Evidence:
Other
Research Approach:
Translational Research/Evidence-based Practice
Title:
The Implementation of a School Based Asthma and Allergy Program in a Rural School District
Author(s):
Dood, Florence Viveen
Additional Author Information:
Florence Viveen Dood, DNP(c), MSN, BSN, RN
Advisors:
Matheson, Linda; Forsythe, Lydia L.; Singleterry, Lisa
Degree:
DNP
Degree Year:
2016
Grantor:
Capella University
Abstract:

Asthma and allergies are the chief cause of chronic disease among children. The ability to properly manage asthma and allergies in the school setting requires a high level of coordination between the school district, the family, and the healthcare provider. Due to budget cuts, administrative issues, and legislation, schools often have reduced capability to employ school nurses. Consequently, students with health concerns are often managed by unlicensed assistive personnel who have minimal training. In response to this identified gap in care, the School Based Asthma and Allergy Program was developed. The first aim of the program was to train unlicensed assistive personnel in the management of students with asthma and allergies to increase disease knowledge as well as self-efficacy. The second aim was to provide parents with an educational packet that included a request for a prescriptive asthma or allergy emergency action plan. The third aim was to support sustainability by informing current school health policy. Findings suggest that a coordinated approach promotes improved self-efficacy and disease knowledge of unlicensed assistive personnel, delivers an effective protocol to guide school personnel in decision making with submitted student action plans on file, and informs school health policy. Administrators and health professionals in school districts with adequate or low school nurse-to-student ratios can look to the School Based Asthma and Allergy Program as an effective coordinated approach.

Keywords:
Asthma; Allergies; Schools; Asthma Action Plans; School Nurses; School Health; unlicensed assistive personnel
CINAHL Headings:
Asthma; Asthma--Education; Asthma--Education--In Infancy and Childhood; Asthma--Prevention and Control--In Infancy and Childhood; Asthma--Prevention and Control; Hypersensitivity; Rural Health Services; Rural Areas; School Health Education; School Health Nursing; School Health Services
Note:
This work has been approved through a faculty review process prior to its posting in the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository.
Repository Posting Date:
2017-01-10T18:51:46Z
Date of Publication:
2017-01-10

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.advisorMatheson, Lindaen
dc.contributor.advisorForsythe, Lydia L.en
dc.contributor.advisorSingleterry, Lisaen
dc.contributor.authorDood, Florence Viveenen
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-10T18:51:46Z-
dc.date.available2017-01-10T18:51:46Z-
dc.date.issued2017-01-10-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/621180-
dc.description.abstract<p>Asthma and allergies are the chief cause of chronic disease among children. The ability to properly manage asthma and allergies in the school setting requires a high level of coordination between the school district, the family, and the healthcare provider. Due to budget cuts, administrative issues, and legislation, schools often have reduced capability to employ school nurses. Consequently, students with health concerns are often managed by unlicensed assistive personnel who have minimal training. In response to this identified gap in care, the School Based Asthma and Allergy Program was developed. The first aim of the program was to train unlicensed assistive personnel in the management of students with asthma and allergies to increase disease knowledge as well as self-efficacy. The second aim was to provide parents with an educational packet that included a request for a prescriptive asthma or allergy emergency action plan. The third aim was to support sustainability by informing current school health policy. Findings suggest that a coordinated approach promotes improved self-efficacy and disease knowledge of unlicensed assistive personnel, delivers an effective protocol to guide school personnel in decision making with submitted student action plans on file, and informs school health policy. Administrators and health professionals in school districts with adequate or low school nurse-to-student ratios can look to the School Based Asthma and Allergy Program as an effective coordinated approach.</p>en
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.subjectAsthmaen
dc.subjectAllergiesen
dc.subjectSchoolsen
dc.subjectAsthma Action Plansen
dc.subjectSchool Nursesen
dc.subjectSchool Healthen
dc.subjectunlicensed assistive personnelen
dc.titleThe Implementation of a School Based Asthma and Allergy Program in a Rural School Districten_US
dc.typeDNP Capstone Projecten
thesis.degree.grantorCapella Universityen
thesis.degree.levelDNPen
dc.description.noteThis work has been approved through a faculty review process prior to its posting in the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository.-
dc.primary-author.detailsFlorence Viveen Dood, DNP(c), MSN, BSN, RNen
thesis.degree.year2016en
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.evidence.levelOtheren
dc.research.approachTranslational Research/Evidence-based Practiceen
dc.subject.cinahlAsthmaen
dc.subject.cinahlAsthma--Educationen
dc.subject.cinahlAsthma--Education--In Infancy and Childhooden
dc.subject.cinahlAsthma--Prevention and Control--In Infancy and Childhooden
dc.subject.cinahlAsthma--Prevention and Controlen
dc.subject.cinahlHypersensitivityen
dc.subject.cinahlRural Health Servicesen
dc.subject.cinahlRural Areasen
dc.subject.cinahlSchool Health Educationen
dc.subject.cinahlSchool Health Nursingen
dc.subject.cinahlSchool Health Servicesen
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