Health Services

  • Asthma Information

    If your student has a history of asthma, effective January 1, 2017, Illinois Public Act 099-0843 requires schools to request an Asthma Action Plan (AAP) from parents of students with asthma. The asthma action plan must be completed by a doctor, kept on file in the health office and updated annually. If you currently have an asthma action plan on file for your student, no further action is needed for this year. If your child has asthma and does not have an Asthma Action Plan, please provide a plan to the School Nurse at your student’s school. Asthma Action Plan forms can be found below.

    District 300 Asthma Emergency Response Protocol

    The purpose of this document is to provide assistance to a student experiencing asthma episode symptoms of wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and/or breathing difficulty.

    Equipment/Supplies:

    • Prescribed quick relief medication (inhalers). Many students self-carry their inhalers as allowed by Illinois law. If the asthma inhaler is not on the student, immediately summon a school staff member with access to the medication.
    • All equipment and supplies necessary for administration of asthma medication (spacer, nebulizer, etc.)
    • Student’s Asthma Action Plan (if available)

    The document below was prepared with modification from the recommended document prepared by the Illinois State of Education in collaboration with the American Lung Association, Illinois Asthma Partnership, Chicago Asthma Consortium, and Illinois Association of School Administrators in compliance with Public Act 99-0843.

  • Sherrie Schmidt

     

     

     

     

     

    Health Services Coordinator

    Sherrie Schmidt

    Sherrie.Schmidt@d300.org