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  • Number of children who currently have asthma: 7.0 million
  • Percent of children who currently have asthma: 9.4%

Each year these children experience restricted daily activities such as attending school, playing, and participating in sports.
Source: Summary Health Statistics for US Children: National Health Interview Survey, 2010, Table 1.

Managing Asthma in Schools

Managing Asthma in the School Environment. A comprehensive guide from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
http://www.epa.gov/iaq/schools/managingasthma.html

National Asthma Education and Prevention Program. Resolution on Asthma Management at School. A guide from the US Department of Health and Human Services National Heart Lung and Blood Institute at the National Institutes of Health. Updated 2005.
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/lung/asthma/resolut.htm

National Association of School Nurses: Asthma Resources.
http://www.nasn.org/ToolsResources/Asthma

National Association of School Nurses: Self-Administration of Rescue Inhalers for Asthma in the School Setting: Issue Brief. 2011.
http://www.nasn.org/PolicyAdvocacy/PositionPapersandReports/NASNIssueBriefsFullView/tabid/445/smid/853/ArticleID/122/Default.aspx

General Info – Diagnosis

American Academy of Allergey, Asthma and Immunology. Treating Asthma Fact Sheet.
http://www.aaaai.org/conditions-and-treatments/asthma.aspx

The State of Childhood Asthma, United States, 1980-2005. From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, December 29, 2006.
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/ad/ad381.pdf

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. Updated Guidelines for Diagnosis, Management of Asthma. 2002.
www.nhlbi.nih.gov/guidelines/asthma/index.htm

Policy

Improving Childhood Asthma Outcomes in the US: A Blueprint for Policy Action 2002.
http://www.healthinschools.org/News-Room/EJournals/Volume-7/Number-6/Do-School-Health-Services-Meet-the-Needs-of-Children-with-Asthma.aspx

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