Focused Respiratory Assessment for School Nurses

Focused Respiratory Assessment for School Nurses

Course Expiration Date: 3/31/2022

If you are a member of SC AHEC this course is free with an enrollment key which you may obtain from the AHEC contact person within your organization.

 If you are purchasing this course the cost is $25.00 payable through PayPal when you enroll.

Course Description:  This course will assist the healthcare provider in caring for students with respiratory illnesses in the school setting.

Instructor: Toni Malpass RN, MSN

Target Audience: Licensed nurses and any other interested healthcare professional

Learning Outcomes: After completing this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Define asthma and other respiratory illnesses in terms of causes, triggers, and symptoms.
  • Identify how to intervene during an asthma episode and the parts of an asthma action plan.
  • Identify the proper technique for assessing lungs.
  • Discuss the medications used in asthma.
  • Identify the purpose and proper use of peak flow meters, spacers, pulse oximetry, and nebulizers.

Length of Course: 45 minutes

Credit Statements:

Licensed Nurses:  Upstate AHEC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Upon successful completion of this program, participants will receive 0.75 contact hour.

Other: This educational offering provides  0.075 CEU ( 0.75 clock hour) by Upstate AHEC and meets SC AHEC Best Practice Standards.

Disclosure Statement: Upstate AHEC’s conflict of interest policy requires speaker(s), the planning committee members, and all others in a position to control this activity of this program to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of this presentation or materials.

The speaker(s), the planning committee members, and all others in a position to control this activity have signed a vested interest form declaring no conflict of interest in this activity.

Provision of this education activity by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.  

Credit Requirements: To receive CE credit for completing this online course you must complete 100% of the material, receive at least 80% passing grade on post-tests, and complete the evaluation.

Once you pass the post-tests and complete the evaluation you will be able to print a certificate for verification of credit.

The process for enrolling in AHECU courses has changed. Please go to and click the blue AHECU/Distance Education block to register for online courses.  There is a tutorial on the web site if you need assistance with the registration process.