Judith Quaranta has been actively involved with asthma in the Greater Binghaton community since 1999. Identifying a community need for asthma self-management education for the child with asthma, a collaborative partnership evolved with the Broome County Health Department, the Asthma Coalition of the Southern Tier (ACOST), UHS Hospitals, the local American Lung Association and the Decker School of Nursing. Quaranta became a train-the-trainer for the ALA Open Airways for Schools curriculum, which is an asthma-management program for children with asthma ages 8-11 years, allowing for sustainability of this initiative in the community. Through integration of Open Airways into course content, undergraduate nursing students are trained as facilitators and have implemented the program in local elementary schools since 2000. This has allowed for sustainability of Open Airways, providing access to asthma self-management education for all children with asthma within the age range. A course she developed, NURS 499, Asthma-related Research, implements additional asthma interventions in the community.
Quaranta has been a pediatric nurse since 1979, working with children with asthma. In addition, she received her certification in pediatric nursing in 1995 and asthma educator certification in 2009.
Quaranta has established strong community partnerships dealing with asthma. She works closely with the local elementary schools and Head Start and Early Head Start programs.
- Community health
- Quaranta, J.E., Logvis, K., Wool, M., & Joshy, D. (2014). Interpersonal Influences on the Self-Management Skills of the Rural Asthmatic Adolescent. Online Journal of Rural Nursing, 14(2). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.14574/ojrnhc.v14i2.281).
- Quaranta, J.E. (2013). The Performance of the School Nurses' Asthma Management Behaviors in Relationship to Their Asthma Knowledge, Asthma Attitude and Asthma Self-Efficacy. Unpublished doctoral dissertation. Binghamton University: Binghamton, New York.
- Quaranta, J., Brown, K., Logvis, K, & Ponticiello, D. (2011 online). Using nursing students as Open Airways facilitators through a community partnership to impact asthma outcomes. Journal of Asthma & Allergy Educators. doi: 10.1177/2150129711427298.
- 11/14: "Asthma Case Finding in Head Start and Early Head Start Populations," American Public Health Association, 142nd Annual Meeting and Expo, New Orleans, session presenter
- 11/14: "Interpersonal Influences on the Self-management Skills of the Rural Asthma Management," American Public Health Association, 142nd Annual Meeting and Expo, New Orleans, session presenter
- 10/14: "Students and Asthma," Windsor Superintendent's Conference Day, Windsor, N.Y., session presenter
- 10/14: "Anxiety Forum," Southern Tier Special Education Task Force, Southern Tier Independence Center, Binghamton, N.Y., panel presenter
- 12/13: "Asthma Management for School Nurses," Vestal Central School District, Vestal, N.Y., inservice presenter
- 12/13: "Asthma: From Preschool to High School," Decker School of Nursing, Binghamton, N.Y., session presenter
- 11/13: "The Performance of the School Nurses' Asthma Management Behaviors in Relationship to Their Asthma Knowledge, Asthma Attitude and Asthma Self-Efficacy," American Public Health Association, 141st Annual Meeting and Expo, Boston, session presenter
- 10/13: "Youth Risk Behavioral Survey/The Performance of the School Nurses' Asthma
Management Behaviors in Relationship to Their Asthma Knowledge, Asthma Attitude and
Superintendent's Conference Day, Vestal Central School District, Vestal, N.Y., session presenter