Episode 14: A + IAQ: Cost-Effective First Steps for Schools to Implement an IAQ Management Program and Improve Asthma Outcomes
The first few days of school are an exciting time for children and parents. They also can be a time of anxiety if your child has asthma or allergies. In this episode, Shirley Schantz (Director of Nursing Education at the National Association of School Nurses) and Diane Rhodes (Asthma Awareness Education Program and Assistant Director of Health Services at North East Independent School District) explain how environmental triggers in schools can exacerbate asthma symptoms among students and staff. Both speakers will provide cost-effective ideas for measuring and mitigating triggers to improve indoor air quality (IAQ) and health in schools.
>> Download (11.78 MB)
- Want to hear more from Shirley and Diane? Check out the IAQ and Health: Managing Asthma for Improved Health and Academic Outcomes webinar, part of the IAQ Master Class Professional Training Webinar Series.
- View the IAQ Tools for Schools Action Kit and Framework for more resources on putting an IAQ management plan into action to reduce asthma symptoms in your school.
- Take an in-depth look at asthma management in schools with the Managing Asthma in the School Environment resource.
- SnAPP into action with the IAQ Tools for Schools mobile app, the School IAQ Assessment Tool. Use the checklists in this app to assess your school’s environment, prioritize IAQ improvements in your facilities and help identify asthma triggers, all from your smartphone or tablet.