School's Nurse Role In Asthma

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School’s nurse role in asthma management
Chronic disease like asthma, which double since 1980s, are increasing among US children and adolescent. School nurses deliver a variety of healthcare service to school age children particularly those with chronic condition like asthma. Budget cut, lack awareness and research affect nurse-to-student ratio. Poor managed asthma results in high rates of hospitalization and is the leading cause of school absenteeism among low income and minority children under the age of 15 years. Evidence show that a nurse-to-student not only have a positive effect on physical health but also improve academic performance of student.
SJUSD School Nurse Demonstration Project funding is provided by the Lucile Packard
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