Cherry Hill, NJ, January 23, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- On January 12-13 2011, approximately forty six (46) NAPNAP Pediatric Asthma Trainers attended a two day intensive Pediatric Asthma Education conference in Dallas, TX. The National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) received funding in part from the National Asthma Control Initiative of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to conduct this conference.
Pediatric Asthma Trainers came from 18 states in medically underserved populations or those areas with a high prevalence for asthma. NAPNAP’s goal was to educate and prepare pediatric nurse practitioners as trainers in the area of pediatric asthma through a program that would disseminate information to a broader audience. The participants will be charged with taking their new skills into their communities with a goal of teaching over 1,000 healthcare professionals, school professionals, community groups and others who care for children with asthma within the first year.
Representatives from the following organizations were represented at the conference: National Association of School Nurses (NASN), National Assembly of School Based Health Care (NASBHC), American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), Society of Pediatric Nurses (SPN), and the National Environmental Education and Training Foundation (NEETF).
The NAPNAP Pediatric Asthma Trainers will remain in touch through a newly created discussion forum on NAPNAP’s website. This forum will allow the trainers to share resources, training tips and success stories.
NAPNAP is committed to improving the health care of infants, children, adolescents and young adults. An association of nearly 7,500 health care providers throughout the United States, NAPNAP has 46 Chapters nationwide. For more information, call 856/857-9700 or visit NAPNAP's Website at www.napnap.org.
Contact: Felicia K. Taylor, Director of Membership, Chapters & Communication