Creation and implementation of SAMPRO™: A school-based asthma management program

J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2016 Sep;138(3):711-723. doi: 10.1016/j.jaci.2016.06.015.


Clinicians who care for children with asthma have an obligation to coordinate asthma care with the schools. Aside from routine clinical care of asthmatic children, providers must educate the family and child about the need for an asthma treatment plan in school and support the school nurse meeting the needs of the student requiring school-based asthma care. The following article was developed by multiple stakeholders to address this need. It describes the 4 components of the School-based Asthma Management Program (SAMPRO™). SAMPRO™ details elements necessary for the education of children, families, clinicians, and school-based personnel based on a "circle of support" that would enhance multidirectional communication and promote better care for children with asthma within the school setting.

Keywords: Asthma; asthma action plan; children; education; environment; school; school nurse; triggers.

MeSH terms

  • Asthma / therapy*
  • Health Education
  • Health Personnel / education
  • Health Personnel / organization & administration
  • Humans
  • Patient Care Management
  • School Health Services / organization & administration*
  • Schools