Below is a list of steps required to implement the School Inhaler Program.
Step 1 - 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. Enroll here.
Step 2 - Obtain approval to implement the program from your school district.
Step 3 - Determine your school district's medical director.
Step 4 - Designate two personnel at your school to complete online training curriculum and be designated/certified to administer. These personnel will also be responsible for completing forms and maintaining records onsite. They must fill out the School Staff Training Form.
Step 5 - Complete online training.
Step 6 - Download forms (all forms listed below)
Step 7 - Obtain Standing Medical Order from Medical Director.
Step 8 - Obtain prescription for inhalers and spacers - schools should not accept donated inhalers or spacers but may accept cash donations to purchase.
Step 9 - Fill prescriptions and store in secure location that is accessible by trained school staff member.
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.