Australian Asthma Handbook

The Australian Asthma Handbook is Australia's national guidelines for asthma management and National Asthma Council Australia's flagship publication, forming the foundation of all our health professional resources.

"The Australian Asthma Handbook was developed by primary care for primary care. It contains exactly what primary carers need — practical and useful information in plain English, underpinned by the latest evidence."       Prof. A. Barnard 

The Australian Asthma Handbook Website

Providing best practice, evidence-based guidance, the Handbook is an innovative, easy-to-use and searchable website.

Version 2.1 of the Handbook was published in August 2020. Key to the new update is a focus on avoiding the underuse of preventer medicines by people with asthma and the corresponding over-reliance on reliever medications

Developed by a multidisciplinary team of respiratory specialists and primary care health professionals, the Handbook is our flagship publication and forms the foundation of all our health professional resources.

  • More than 500 clear and practical recommendations
  • The best evidence gathered using a rigorous methodology
  • Extensive links to related resources and cited references
  • Practice considerations for all primary care health professionals
  • As part of the review process, the National Asthma Council Australia consulted with and has received endorsement from stakeholder groups such as the RACGP, APNA, and PSA on the latest update.

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