Deborah Fending RN, BSN, AE-C

Staff Development Nurse
Center for Health Promotion
Department of Nursing
National Jewish Health, Denver, CO

Deborah Fending RN, BSN, AE-C has been a registered nurse at National Jewish Health for over 30 years, currently responsible for staff development.  She received her BSN at Chamberlain College of Nursing. She holds certification as an asthma educator and is NIOSH certified.

She speaks nationally on the topics of asthma, allergy and, COPD. As an instructor for the NJH annual Allied Health Conference, she presents on various topics including the Asthma Educator Review Course. Committed to patient education, she regularly teaches asthma education, as well facilitates a class on intimacy and chronic illness. As the training supervisor for the Colorado Toolkits on Asthma, COPD, and Atopic Dermatitis, she assists with program content development and presentation of course material.  She conducts follow-up visits in physician offices in Colorado to assist them in providing guideline-based asthma, COPD and atopic dermatitis care.