School Nurse Asthma Training Alert!

Breathe Pennsylvania and the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing are collaborating to present a pediatric asthma training: Current Asthma Classifications/Treatment Guidelines and Breath Sounds Training. 

Participants successfully completing this training will be awarded a maximum of three (3) continuing nursing education contact hours.  The University of Pittsburgh is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.  ANCC Provider Number 0229.

Breathe Pennsylvania recognizes how difficult it sometimes is for all school nurses within a district to attend this type of training. So with this in mind, Jessica Schuman, RN, BSN and Jeannie Simms, BA, AE-C®  will arrange to come to you, making it possible for all nurses within a district to have an opportunity to attend and receive the CEUs.

The cost for this 3-hour CEU training is $10 per nurse. The training will help to define asthma best practice in school procedure and policy. The program objectives are:

  • Explain the four asthma classifications and which medications are used for each classification.
  • Describe Aerosol Drug Delivery Systems, the difference between rescue and controlling medications, and demonstrate proper technique using a spacer.
  • Identify and interpret four abnormal breath sounds and how to respond.
  • Demonstrate how to use a peak flow meter and how to establish green/yellow/red zones for proper asthma management.

Please contact Jessica Schuman at for further details. Space is limited so set up your training today!