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Take this pop quiz to see how well you understand asthma. Throughout this text, when you see a shaded term followed by an asterisk symbol (like this), you can click on the icon to see a quick definition. You may also read the complete glossary.
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Were you able to answer all 10 questions? Great! Maybe you can work with your school colleagues to help them better understand how to handle asthma issues at your school.
Not sure about some answers? Don't worry! You've come to the right place.
Our Asthma Essentials area can help you establish a basic understanding of all aspects of asthma, including how to manage it at school. Asthma Essentials are written especially for people who work in schools for children in grades K-12. You don't need any medical background to understand Asthma Essentials. And the material is short and easy to read.
The number of children under age 18 who have asthma has increased every year since 1985. In fact, asthma is now at epidemic proportions worldwide, especially among school-aged children. So, understanding basic facts about asthma and how to manage it at school becomes a critical issue for anyone who works at a school.
Who needs to know about asthma at your school?
Asthma Essentials is just one part of the NEA asthmaandschools.org website. Use our comprehensive database to search for all kinds of information and resources you can use at your school to help students, and their families, with asthma. And be sure to check the glossary for asthma terms you want to understand better.
This site is made possible by the National Education Association Health Information Network (NEA HIN).