May – Asthma Awareness Month
Every year in May we recognize Asthma Awareness Month. During this time of the year, many children and adults suffer from asthma and allergies so the purpose of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) is to help educate people on this ailment and to bring awareness. More than 26 million people in the US have asthma, which means that likely you or someone you know suffers from asthma and allergies. Because such a large portion of the population, including kids, is affected by this illness it is important that schools have Allergy Action Plans set so that, in the event of an emergency, the staff knows what to do if someone starts to have an attack.
The Asthma/Allergy Action Plan should outline the following information for each affected student:
- Asthma triggers.
- Medication the child is taking, if any.
- The individual’s symptoms.
- Emergency contact information for parents/legal guardians.
The Magnus Health Student Health Record (SHR) solution offers ways to streamline Allergy Action Plans for K-12 schools and makes it as easy as possible for staff to help students, if a problem were to arise. Find out how Magnus can help with Student Health Management such as tracking medication administration and parental waivers. This online solution provides more than 650 schools nationwide access to a robust Emergency Response System where the nurse, with the push of a button, can send the student’s information to the hospital as well as notify their parents/guardians of the situation.
To learn how Magnus can help your school better manage asthma and allergies for students, visit us at www.MagnusHealth.com!