Implementing Ryan’s Law and PPM 161: Ensuring Asthma Friendly Schools 2023/24 e-Learning module

2023-24 eLearning Updates 
Ophea’s interactive e-Learning modules are 1-2 hours in length and feature a variety of instructional methods. Certificates of completion are provided once modules are completed successfully. You can continue to enroll in any of the modules up until June 30th, 2024. 

After this date, enrollment will be closed until August 12th, 2024. If you have already enrolled in the module, you may continue to access it to complete and download your certificate until July 15th, 2024. The revised versions for the 2024/2025 school year will be available on our website the week of August 12th, 2024. 

This e-Learning module is designed to support school staff in understanding and applying Ryan’s Law in their school to support the safety and well-being of students with asthma. It facilitates the implementation of PPM 161: Supporting Children and Students with Prevalent Medical Conditions (Anaphylaxis, Asthma, Diabetes, and/or Epilepsy) in Schools related to students with asthma.

By completing this e-Learning module participants will: 

  • Understand asthma including its triggers, symptoms, medications, exercise and asthma, and how to support students with asthma. 
  • Understand how to recognize and respond to asthma attacks (sometimes referred to as asthma episodes, asthma exacerbations, worsening asthma or asthma flare-ups) and the importance of asthma control. 
  • Understand Ryan’s Law, its origin, and its legal implications including PPM 161. 
  • Learn about goals and strategies for creating asthma friendly school communities.  
  • Learn about resources and implementation supports available to assist them in creating asthma friendly school communities. 
  • Engage in a variety of learning activities using text, video, and illustrations.

    Videos from Ophea's Creating Asthma Friendly Schools YouTube Playlist are used throughout the e-Learning module. Participants will engage in “pause and reflect” activities to make connections to their knowledge and experiences. 

If you’d like to obtain the e-Learning module to integrate within your Board’s learning management system, please contact