Key Features & Benefits of this Course
- CPD & IIRSM approved course
- Complete this course online in just 50 minutes
- Covers common inhalers and treatments for infants, juniors and teens
- Explains how to prevent, identify and treat an asthma attack
- Suitable for all levels of staff and management
- End of course test and printable certificate
- Free trial, demo and bulk discounts available
- Ask us for refresher courses
Asthma Training for Schools & Carers Course Contents
1. What is Asthma?
In this section we discuss the causes, diagnosis and effects of asthma. We also explain how important a child’s “asthma records” are. These documents include an Individual Healthcare Plan, an Asthma Action Plan, and a School Asthma Card.
2. Triggers and Symptoms of Asthma
This section covers asthma triggers and symptoms. It explains the difference between allergic and non-allergic triggers and how to avoid them. It also explains the common asthma symptoms and how to recognise them.
Here, we discuss the common types of medication that are used by different age groups at school, including inhalers, spacers and nebulisers. We discuss how and when to use them, as well as how to store and clean them.
4. Asthma Attacks
Asthma attacks must be prevented in order to keep children with asthma safe. This section is a comprehensive guide to what an asthma attack is, how to recognise one, and the emergency procedure that needs to be followed if a child is having an attack.
5. School Responsibilities
Our final section explains the responsibilities of school management and staff. We discuss school policies, school trips, exams, exercise and the importance of emotional support.
Test & Certificate
This Asthma Training for Schools & Carers course concludes with a 20 question multiple choice test with a printable certificate. In addition, brief in-course questionnaires guide the user through the sections of the training and are designed to reinforce learning and ensure maximum user engagement throughout. As well as printable user certificates, training progress and results are all stored centrally in your LMS (Learning Management System) and can be accessed any time to reprint certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.
Legislations relating to Children with Asthma
Asthma in The Children and Families Act 2014
The Children and Families Act came into force on the 1st of September 2014. It states that children with medical conditions should be properly supported throughout their education and that schools must consult with health care professionals, parents and pupils to fully ensure that the needs of each child with a medical condition are properly understood and met.
Parents of children with medical conditions are often concerned that their child’s health will deteriorate when they attend school.
It is therefore important that parents feel confident that schools will provide effective support for their child’s medical condition and that pupils feel safe.
The Equality Act 2010
For many people, Asthma is a long-term health condition and The Equality Act of 2010 stipulates that anyone with long-term health conditions can not be treated any differently to anyone else.