The Community Preventative Services Task Force (CPSTF) recently released new recommendations around the management of school-based asthma. These management strategies aim to reduce the amount of hospitalizations and emergency room visits from children and adolescents suffering from the condition.
The CPSTF’s new recommendations focus on self-management interventions, which should be taught to the children by school staff, nurses, and other health providers in order to effectively train children and adolescents with asthma to:
- Identify their asthma symptoms
- Properly administer inhalers and other medications
- Identify and avoid asthma triggers more effectively
These new recommended guidelines will hopefully promote healthy equality across all community and school types.
Please read more about the CPSTF’s new recommendations here.