are accessible as hyperlinks on the website:
Step 1 - Include your school district's medical and nursing director in the planning
Step 2 - Download and use these forms. It’s helpful to put them into a 3-ring notebook for ready reference.
Step 3 - Enroll school in program (enrollment doesn't commit you to being in the program but it does provide us with your information so we can assist you).
Pima County schools, use this School Enrollment Form.
Step 4 - Obtain approval to implement the program from your school district. The School Board just needs to adopt the state regulation R7-2-810 Emergency Administration of Inhalers
Step 5 - Designate at least two staff members at your school to complete online training curriculum and be certified to administer inhalers. These staff members will also be responsible for storing medication, completing forms and maintaining records onsite – use the School Staff Training Form & Checklist
Step 6 - Complete training - follow the Online Training Curriculum Instructions
Step 7 - Obtain a Standing Medical Order (a prescription) from the Medical Director, a licensed Physician or Nurse Practitioner for the school or schools that will participate - use the Prescription Template Form
Step 8 - Fill prescriptions and store in secure location that is accessible by trained school staff member. Schools should not accept donated inhalers or spacers but may accept cash donations to purchase
Step 9 - Optional: Send letters to parents to announce the new program –see the following templates:
About the coalition
As a nonprofit partnership since 1996, AAC has worked together with concerned stakeholders including public health, environmental quality, managed care, education, individual physicians and nurses, hospitals, foundations, families and other colleagues.