Asthma is life-threatening when students do not have the tools to manage symptoms effectively. The stock albuterol inhaler program provides an albuterol inhaler to be kept in the school health office (e.g., stock albuterol) in the event that a student is experiencing respiratory distress and does not have access to their own rescue inhaler. This e-learning course provides mandatory training for school personnel designated to administer the stock albuterol inhaler.

Course Objective: This training has been developed to assist in teaching school staff about asthma and administration of the stock albuterol inhaler.  After completing the course, learners will be able to:

  • Understand the basic pathophysiology of asthma and identify potential asthma triggers.
  • Explain how quick relief medications (e.g., albuterol) work to treat respiratory distress.
  • Recognize mild-moderate and severe respiratory distress.
  • Demonstrate the correct technique for administering a metered dose inhaler with a spacer or valved-holding chamber.
  • Determine the course of action for managing mild-moderate and severe respiratory distress.
  • Describe maintenance of the stock rescue inhaler.

This course is made possible by the American Lung Association in Tucson Arizona, the Pima County Health Department, The Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health at the University of Arizona, and the Western Region Public Health Training Center.

Continuing Education Information:  1.0 CECH (10/26/2020)

Register for this course HERE.