Online Learning Module: Assessing a Child's Readiness to Carry and Use a Quick-Relief Inhaler

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American Lung Association

The American Lung Association's Asthma Management in Schools: Assessing a Child’s Readiness to Carry and Use a Quick-Relief Inhaler course is a free interactive online learning module designed to assist designated school health staff assess a child’s readiness to carry and use a quick-relief inhaler.

This course will teach participants to:

  • Describe the barriers to access to asthma medication in schools
  • Overcome barriers with a variety of resources
  • Assess a child’s readiness to self-carry asthma medications in schools
  • Implement support activities for all students with asthma regardless of their level of independence

This online course is a component to a larger effort that the American Lung Association is working on to improve asthma management in schools. There are several resources that can support your efforts. Please visit the Asthma Medication in Schools page on

  • View our Interactive Learning Tool to review actions that schools can take to improve access to asthma medications in schools.
  • Use the standardized Student Readiness Assessment Tool for designated school personnel and parents to help determine a child's readiness to self-carry a quick-relief inhaler.
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