Monday, May 2, 2011

A2 Nurse Update - Congratulations

Congratulations to our newest nationally certified asthma educator (AE-C) and CINCH Asthma & Allergy School Nurse Expert, Debbie Barnes with Portsmouth Public Schools! Portsmouth Public Schools will benefit greatly from your expertise and commitment to improve asthma management across the school system. We appreciate both Debbie’s effort and commitment and the commitment of the school system to participate in this ground-breaking program – the first of its kind in the country.
That makes seven school nurses in Hampton Roads that are now nationally certified asthma educators! 100% pass rate (68% pass rate nationally)!

Liz Ayers, Chesapeake
Michelle Prescott, Chesapeake
Joanie Haury, Gloucester
Janet Duey, Hampton
Jennifer Rashid, Newport News
Monica White, Newport News
Debbie Barnes, Portsmouth
We are grateful to our CINCH Respiratory Health Work Group for their development and support of this project, and our funders past (Virginia Asthma Coalition/Virginia Department of Health’s Asthma Control Project) and present (American Lung Association Asthma Friendly Schools Initiative and Eastern Virginia Medical School Department of Pediatrics) for making this program possible. We look forward to many more nurses in our region becoming nationally certified.
Thank you all for your support and participation, and congrats again to Debbie and Liz, our two newest AE-C’s! This has been a good week for kids with asthma in Hampton Roads, indeed.

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