Asthma WA supports schools who take extra measures to ensure the safest possible environment for students with asthma – 1 in 9 of your students! Knowing what to do in the case of an asthma emergency could save a student’s life.
Our team of Respiratory Nurses and Educators offer training for school staff as well as students, P&C’s and other community groups on request.
Training for school staff
Asthma WA offers professional development to inform and educate teachers and support staff about correct asthma management for students under their care.
The education session includes:
- Physiology of asthma
- Asthma medications and devices
- Triggers in the school environment – with a focus on exercise induced asthma
- How to recognise an asthma flare-up
- Asthma First Aid and how to manage an emergency
All it takes is one hour of your school staffs time to provide this invaluable information.
Whilst our funding for the face to face education program has been ceased by the Federal Government, Asthma WA passionately believes in the benefit of training school staff and are endeavouring to continue to offer this program to schools.
In order to make the program sustainable we are requesting a donation from schools who receive this education. Your contribution will enable us to continue our work across the state.
Alternatively, we would be thrilled if you would like to hold a ‘Bust Out in Blue’ gold coin donation day or any other fundraising activity (for fundraising ideas click here) to raise awareness of asthma in your school community.
Is my school asthma friendly?
The “Asthma Friendly Schools Program” is no longer funded. Asthma WA is working in conjunction with Asthma Australia in the development of a new support program for schools across Australia. We will be in contact with all our WA schools when further information is available.
This is not a reason to hold back on your asthma training. The education package provided by our Health Service Team remains the same, so please contact us on 9289 3600 if you feel your school is ready to upskill the staff again.