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Lack of Access to Inhaler at School a Barrier to Asthma Care

Key clinical point: Lack of access to an albuterol inhaler significantly contributes to students with asthma missing class.

Major finding: About 69% of school nurses report that lack of an albuterol inhaler or written order from parents is a barrier to class attendance for students with asthma.

Study details: The findings are based on a survey of 130 school nurses in a school district in Washington, D.C.

Disclosures: The researchers did not note use of external funding or author disclosures.