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Food Allergies and Asthma in Healthcare Planning: Schools Need It and School Nurses Make it Happen

Food Allergies and Asthma in Healthcare Planning: Schools Need It And School Nurses Make it Happen

School Nurses as leaders, advocates and partners in care coordination for students with asthma and food allergies in the school setting.

Release Date: 12/7/2016
Expiration Date: 12/7/2019
Originally presented as a webinar on December 7, 2016

In this webinar we will explore the roles and responsibilities of the school nurse as a leader and advocate when utilizing current evidence-based practice in Individual Health Plans (IHP) and Emergency Care Plans (ECP) for students with Food Allergies and Asthma in the school setting. We will also learn and understand the pivotal role care coordination plays in implementing IHPs and ECPs in the school setting.

Learning outcomes
As a result of participating in this educational activity, learners will be able to:
  1. Identify and communicate the role of the school nurse as an advocate and leader in IHPs and ECPs for students with food allergies and asthma.
  2. Understand the importance of care coordination during IHP and ECP development. 
  3. Utilize and apply the current evidence-based best practices to IHPs and ECPs in daily practice. 
  4. Be knowledgeable about current practice parameters for food allergies and asthma for development of IHPs and ECPs in the school setting.

Nancy Polmear-Swendris, MEd, BSN, RN, NCSN
School Nurse, Ann Arbor Public Schools
Epinephrine Resource School Nurse (MI)
University of Michigan Food Allergy Clinic Program Coordinator

Evilia Jankowski, MSA, BSN, RN
Michigan Association of School Nurses
Epinephrine Resource School Nurse (MI)
Coordinator Nutrition and Health Services Genesee Intermediate School District

Instructions to Complete This Activity

There is no cost for this learning activity and no CNE contact hours will be awarded.

NASN will conduct an outcome assessment of a sample of participants at a later date. Please be advised that, if you complete this activity, you may be asked to participate in this outcome assessment.

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Step 2: Enroll in the course through the e-commerce system. Select the Purchase button. There is no cost for this course but you must still complete the 'purchase' process to enroll.

Step 3: Complete and view the full content of the program. Content items are indexed at the bottom of this screen. After you enroll, you will return to this screen. The first content item will be “unlocked” so that you can begin completing the activity. Subsequent items will “unlock” as you complete previous items.