Information Papers

Evidence-based guidance on managing asthma and linked chronic respiratory conditions.

Our range of information papers provides the latest evidence-based guidance for health professionals managing asthma and linked chronic respiratory conditions.

Many of these information papers have matching brochures for patients, some of which are available in community languages.

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Allergic Rhinitis & Asthma

14th Aug 2012

A comprehensive approach to asthma management includes investigation for allergic rhinitis and effective treatment. The presence of allergic rhinitis is associated with worse asthma control.  This information paper is intended to provide information on the clinical interrelationship between asthma and allergic rhinitis for GPs, asthma educators, practice nurses and pharmacists.

Asthma & Air Pollution

3rd Mar 2005

The aim of this paper is to provide an up-to-date, evidence-based summary of the issues around asthma and air pollution, including practical advice.

Asthma & Allergy

28th Jan 2013

Think asthma, think allergy. This information paper looks at the relationship between asthma and allergy, focussing on allergy triggers and patterns, diagnosis and testing, allergy avoidance, and specific allergen immunotherapy.

Asthma & Complementary Therapies

28th Jan 2013

Use of complementary therapies (also known as complementary and alternative medicine) for asthma is common in the Australian population. This information paper provides an evidence-based summary of the effectiveness of various complementary therapies used by people with asthma. 

Asthma & Healthy Living

7th May 2013

This information paper provides an overview of special considerations for patients with asthma when implementing routine health promotion and preventive healthcare activities in primary care, as recommended in national guidelines.

Asthma & Lung Function Tests

27th Jun 2012

This information paper provides an up-to-date summary of lung function testing for asthma, including practical advice on how to perform spirometry accurately and effectively, and when peak flow should be considered.

Asthma & the Over 65 years

7th May 2013

This information paper outlines the importance of considering the possibility of adult-onset asthma in people aged 65 years and over with dyspnoea, wheeze or cough, even if they have no previous diagnosis of asthma.

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