Course Summary

Anaphylaxis is life-threatening when students do not have the tools to treat symptoms effectively. Schools keep stock epinephrine auto-injectors in the event that a student is experiencing any symptoms associated with anaphylaxis and do not have access to their own epinephrine auto-injector. This e-learning course provides mandatory training for school personnel designated to administer the epinephrine auto-injector.

Learning Objectives

This training has been developed to assist in teaching school staff about food allergies, anaphylaxis, and the use of stock epinephrine auto-injectors. After completing the course, learners will be able to:

  • Define keywords and identify common trigger foods 
  • Recognize symptoms of severe allergic reactions and anaphylaxis
  • List the steps for administering an epinephrine auto-injector in an emergency
  • Explain the purpose of the School Surveillance and Medication Program in Arizona school systems
  • Explain the significance of these statements:
Epi FIRST, Epi FAST
ReACT

Step In, Step Up, Save a Life

  • Complete the following school action steps:
     - Post-event evaluation report
     - Annual staff training
     - School’s stock epinephrine maintenance

We hope this course helps increase the preparedness and confidence of school personnel to take proper action with their stock epinephrine when an event of anaphylaxis occurs.

Training Length: approximately 45 min.

Continuing Education: 0.75 Continuing Competency Credits for CHES, 1.0 credit for Registered Dietitians

Disclosures:  The planners, reviewers, and authors have no declared conflicts of interest 

Course Updated: May 2021

Skill Level: Beginner
CHES Event ID#: SS99036_KEC
Category 1 Credits: 0.75
Continuing Competency Credits: 0.75
Activity #: 165735
Performance Indicators: 1.1.3, 1.1.5, 4.2.3, 8.4.4
RD Total Credits: 1.0
Level 1: No
Level 2: Yes
Level 3: No

Asthma is life-threatening when students do not have the tools to manage symptoms effectively. The stock albuterol inhaler program provides an albuterol inhaler to be kept in the school health office (e.g., stock albuterol) in the event that a student is experiencing respiratory distress and does not have access to their own rescue inhaler. This e-learning course provides mandatory training for school personnel designated to administer the stock albuterol inhaler.

Learning Objectives

This training has been developed to assist in teaching school staff about asthma and administration of the stock albuterol inhaler.  After completing the course, learners will be able to:

  • Understand the basic pathophysiology of asthma and identify potential asthma triggers.
  • Explain how quick relief medications (e.g., albuterol) work to treat respiratory distress.
  • Recognize mild-moderate and severe respiratory distress.
  • Demonstrate the correct technique for administering a metered dose inhaler with a spacer or valved-holding chamber.
  • Determine the course of action for managing mild-moderate and severe respiratory distress
  • Describe maintenance of the stock rescue inhaler.

Target Audience: Educators/Trainers, Nurses

Duration: 45 minutes

Continuing Education Information: 1.0 CECH for CHES 

Format: Web-based training, Self-study

Created/Updated: August, 2017

Authors: This course is the result of a collaboration between the WRPHTC, the American Lung Association in Tucson Arizona, the Pima County Health Department and The Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health at the University of Arizona.

Presenter: Allison Thomas, MPH

Skill Level: Beginner
CHES Event ID#: 29959
Category 1 Credits: 1.0
Continuing Competency Credits: 1.0
Advanced Credits: 0
Level 1: No
Level 2: No
Level 3: No

In the United States, the percentage of adolescents affected by obesity has more than tripled since the 1970s.  A comprehensive approach incorporating nutrition and physical activities in schools best supports the health and well-being of adolescents.  This training will review physical activity and healthy eating guidelines for adolescents and how they can be implemented in schools to promote health.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the prevalence of adolescent obesity in the U.S.
  2. ​Discuss the ​components of MyPlate.
  3. Communicate recommendations for physical activity for adolescents.
  4. Demonstrate ways to improve "seat time" at school for adolescents.
  5. Describe policies that promote adolescent obesity prevention.

Duration:  ~ 30 minutes

Continuing Education Information:  0.5 CECH

Created/Updated:  2/2020

Author(s):  Marisa Parra, Monica Lowry, Allison Root, MS, RD


Skill Level: Beginner
CHES Event ID#: SS99036_AOP2122020
Category 1 Credits: 0.5
Continuing Competency Credits: 0.5
Advanced Credits: 0
Level 1: No
Level 2: No
Level 3: No

Asthma is a common chronic disease that affects up to up 20% of children in the United States, depending on geographic region. Caregivers of children, including school staff, should be have a basic understanding of what asthma is, what asthma triggers are, and a general knowledge of its management.  This e-learning course provides training for school personnel who may interact with children with asthma.


Learning Objectives

This training has been developed to provide a basic overview of asthma and its management.  After completing the course, learners will be able to:

  • Understand the basic pathophysiology of asthma and identify potential asthma triggers.
  • Explain the difference between quick relief medications (e.g., albuterol) versus chronic controller medications in the management of asthma.
  • Describe how asthma control can be measured or monitored.
  • Understand the purpose of an asthma action plan.
  • Identify indicators of good asthma control.
  • Recognize signs and symptoms of acute asthma and describe basic management.

Skill Level: Beginner
Level 1: No
Level 2: No
Level 3: No

This webinar will highlight how clinicians and other healthcare providers who care for vulnerable children can play a role in addressing hunger in the summer months. Presenters will discuss food insecurity and describe how to connect children to resources such as the USDA’s Summer Meals Program and HRSA’s Community Health Center network. Additionally, participants will learn how a community health center can serve as a place where children access meals during the summer months and also be connected to important health and social services.


Learning Objectives:

  • Explain how food insecurity impacts children and vulnerable families.
  • Describe the purpose of the USDA Summer Meals Program.
  • Identify how children can be connected to sites that serve meals.
  • Describe the role clinicians and healthcare providers play in connecting children to summer meals.
  • Discuss the role community health centers can play in providing summer meals to children in need.

 

Target Audience:  Dietitians, Physicians and Other Clinicians, Social Workers, Public Health, Healthcare

 

Tier(s) and Competency Domain(s):  Tier Two – Analytical/ Assessment Skills, Policy Development/ Program Planning Skills, Cultural Competency Skills, Community Dimensions of Practice Skills, Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills.

 

Duration:  1 hr. 20 min

 

Continuing Education Information:  1.0 CNE

Disclosures:  The planners, reviewers, and authors have no declared conflicts of interest


Format:  Web-based training, Self-Study

 

Created/Updated:  June 15, 2016

 

Presenters:

  • Nidhi Jain, MD, MPH
  • Hilary Seligman, MD, MAS
  • Suzie Ahn
Skill Level: Beginner
Level 1: No
Level 2: No
Level 3: No

A strong early learning system is a wise public investment, returning $3-$8 in long-term benefits for every dollar spent.  High quality childcare and preschool programs enhance school readiness, reduce achievement gaps between privileged and disadvantaged children, and can even have lasting effects on learning, behavior, and health in adulthood.  Reliable, affordable childcare is also a necessity for working parents.  Results of a recent statewide assessment of availability, cost, and quality identified bright spots as well as critical needs in our early learning landscape.  Come and learn about hallmarks of quality programs, which of our communities are childcare deserts, and resources for families.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Review the ways in which high-quality early learning programs promote child and family wellbeing.
  • Discuss the current state of Hawai'i's early learning system for children age 0-5.
  • Share stories about innovative programs in Hawaii and resources to help families locate and pay for preschool and childcare.

Target Audience: Allied Health Professionals, General Public Health Staff, Healthcare

Tier(s) and Competency Domain(s): Tier I- Communication Skills; Tier II- Communication Skills, Public Health Sciences Skills; Tier III- Communication Skills, Public Health Sciences Skills

Duration: ~ 1.5 hours

Continuing Education Information: 1.5 CHES, 1.5 CPEU for RDs, 1.5 CNEs for RNs.

Format: Web-based, Self Study

Original Webinar Recorded: October 19, 2018

Author(s) and Presenter(s): Barbara DeBaryshe, PhD

Skill Level: Beginner
CHES Event ID#: 36191
Category 1 Credits: 1.5
Continuing Competency Credits: 1.5
Advanced Credits: 0
Activity #: 144601
Performance Indicators: 12.1.1, 12.2.4, 12.2.6, 2.2.3
RD Total Credits: 1.5
Level 1: No
Level 2: Yes
Level 3: No
Nursing Total Credits: 1.5

Dr. Melinda Wharton, deputy director of the National Center for Immunizations and Respiratory Diseases at the Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention, speaks to students and faculty at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health during National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) in 2011.

Learning Outcomes:

Learners will develop an understanding of a strategy used to protect young persons from certain diseases by vaccinating people who come into contact with the child.

Performance Goals:

  • Identify diseases from which we protect young children by vaccinating adults and others around them ("cocooning")
  • Describe the rationale for the cocooning strategy
  • Describe the recent epidemiology of pertussis

Target Audience: All Allied Health Professionals, Epidemiologists/ Surveillance Staff, Educators/ Trainers, Physicians and Other Clinicians, Healthcare

Tier(s) and Competency Domain(s): Tier I- Analytical/ Assessment Skills, Public Health Sciences Skills, Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills; Tier II- Analytical/ Assessment Skills, Public Health Sciences Skills, Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills; Tier III- Analytical/ Assessment Skills, Policy Development/ Program Planning Skills, Public Health Sciences Skills, Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills

Duration: ~ 1 hour

Continuing Education Information: None available

Format: Web-based, Self-Study

Created/ Updated: 2/05/2013

Author(s) and Presenter(s): Dr. Melinda Wharton, M.D., M.P.H.

Skill Level: Beginner
Level 1: No
Level 2: No
Level 3: No

The purpose of this online short course is to provide students with a brief history of dental health for children, to address key issues in dental health for the maternal and child health population, and to connect MCH public health professionals with available disease preventive services.

Learning Objectives:

The participant will learn the:

  • History of the profession of dentistry
  • Determinants of oral diseases 
  • Connections between oral infection and systemic disease (in MCH populations)
  • Disease prevention programs available to MCH public health professionals

Target Audience:  Dental Professionals

Tier(s) and Competency Domain(s):  Tier 1 - Analytical/ Assessment Skills, Community Dimensions of Practice Skills, Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills; Tier II - Analytical/ Assessment Skills, Community Dimensions of Practice Skills, Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills

Duration:  ~ 1 hour

Continuing Education Information:  1.0 CECH for CHES

Format: Recorded Presentation

Created/Updated:  N/A

Author(s) and Presenter(s): Jim Cecil, DMD, MPH

Skill Level: Beginner
CHES Event ID#: 26951
Category 1 Credits: 1.0
Continuing Competency Credits: 1.0
Advanced Credits: 0
Level 1: No
Level 2: No
Level 3: No