Minnesota: Online asthma training for school coaches

Aug 18, 2017, Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder: All MN high school coaches required to take asthma training The Minnesota State High School League has joined the Minnesota Department of Health’s asthma program to launch an online training module that teaches coaches about asthma symptoms and how to respond if a student athlete has an asthma attack. To ensure athlete safety, the high school league is requiring that all 22,000 Minnesota high school coaches who work with students in grades 10-12 complete the online module. ...

An estimated 393,000 Minnesota children and adults have asthma. ... Every year approximately 300,000 Minnesota children participate in league-sponsored athletic programs. Among those who participate, one in six young athletes have been diagnosed with asthma at some point in their life.