Asthma action plan library
Our library includes some of the many different written asthma action plans available.
The asthma action plan chosen should be appropriate for the person’s age, treatment regimen, asthma severity, culture, language, literacy level, and ability to self-manage.
Our template is below, along with links to alternative options. Please contact us if you would like your organisation’s asthma action plan considered for inclusion in this section.
It is Department of Education and Training’s policy that schools and childcare centres in Australia should accept any valid asthma action plans, if the plan meets the standard set in The Australian Asthma Handbook.
Asthma action plans from National Asthma Council Australia
The following electronic versions are available for download:
- NAC Asthma Action Plan (colour)
- NAC Asthma Action Plan (black & white)
- NAC Asthma Action Plan (writable*)
- Written Asthma Action Plan (RTF version)
* Please download and save a copy of the writable version before entering your information, otherwise your changes will not be saved.
Order print copies
Copies can be ordered here.
Medical prescribing software
We are working towards inclusion of the asthma action plan in medical prescribing software programs. In the meantime, you may wish to save an electronic version of the action plan in your practice's prescribing software. The PDF version can be saved as a patient education resource. The RTF version can be saved as a letter writer template, which may then need amending to suit your practice’s administrative processes.
Our asthma action plan is also available in a range of community languages. You can download copies here.
Developed by the National Asthma Council Australia in consultation with leading respiratory clinicians. Development was supported by GlaxoSmithKline Australia and National Asthma Council Australia retained editorial control.
Fostair® asthma action plan
This asthma action plan is specifically for patients using the combination medication Fostair® (beclometasone and formoterol) as a maintenance and reliever therapy.
Note: Fostair® is approved for use by adults 18 years and older in Australia
Order print copies
The Fostair® asthma action plan were independently developed by clinicians. Hard copies can be ordered from Chiesi Australia, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Symbicort anti-inflammatory reliever +/- maintenance action plans
This asthma action plan is specifically for patients using the combination medication Symbicort (budesonide and eformoterol) as an anti-inflammatory reliever with or without maintenance.
Note: Symbicort is not recommended for use in Australia in children under 12 years.
The Symbicort asthma action plans were independently developed by clinicians. Hard copies can be ordered from AstraZeneca via local representatives or by calling 1800 805 342.
These are symptom based asthma action plans. Copies of the peak flow based action plan are available from AstraZeneca.