Asthma action plans


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Allergic Rhinitis Treatment Planner

A tool to help primary health care professionals develop a treatment plan for patients with asthma and allergic rhinitis

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Severe Asthma Checklist

A tool to help general practitioners identify patients with severe asthma and refer them for specialist care.

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Selecting & Adjusting Asthma Medication for Adults & Adolescents

The Selecting and Adjusting Medication for Adults and Adolescents chart is an essential education resource for health professionals. It is a visual reference to medications for each level of the popular Selecting and Adjusting Medication for Adults and Adolescents diagram in the Australian Asthma Handbook.

Improving Childhood Asthma Management (ICAM)

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Improving Childhood Asthma Management (ICAM)
Improving Childhood Asthma Management in Inner West Melbourne (Primary Health Care)

The National Asthma Council has developed this locally tailored education package to ensure primary health care professionals are equipped with the knowledge and tools to provide high quality asthma care to children in Melbourne’s inner west.

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Improving Childhood Asthma Management (ICAM)
Childhood Asthma Guide for Inner West Melbourne (Schools and Sports Clubs)

The National Asthma Council has developed this locally tailored education package to ensure asthma care providers in local education settings and sports clubs including school staff and sports club staff are equipped with the knowledge and tools to provide high quality asthma care to children and adolescents in Melbourne’s inner west.

Information papers

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Monoclonal antibody therapy for severe asthma

Four monoclonal antibody therapies (benralizumab, mepolizumab, dupilumab and omalizumab) are available in Australia for the treatment of severe asthma in patients whose asthma is uncontrolled despite optimised standard treatment.

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Work-related asthma - an update for primary health professionals

Exposure to airborne contaminants or adverse conditions at work is an important and preventable cause of asthma and asthma symptoms in adults. About 1 in 4 adults with asthma have asthma that was either caused by their work or is worsened by work conditions.

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Thunderstorm Asthma : Prepare Your Patients For Spring

A flowchart for pharmacy to help identify and advise at-risk patients.

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Inhaler Technique for People with Asthma or COPD

Latest evidence on the prevalence and impact of incorrect technique, plus checklists for using each inhaler correctly

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Intranasal Spray Technique

An overview of current evidence for optimal technique when administering intranasal sprays, which are used in the long-term management of allergic rhinitis.

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Asthma–COPD overlap

A new evidence-based resource for primary care health professionals to help diagnose and manage patients with asthma–COPD overlap.

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Asthma Adherence

aims to assist those involved in asthma care to understand more about adherence and the factors affecting it, both as a patient issue and an asthma management issue.

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Patient Centred Health Care in Primary Care

This discussion paper deals with some of the practical ways in which primary care services including general practice, allied health services and community pharmacy can incorporate principles of patient-centred care.

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Availability of salbutamol nebules - Important update for health professionals

Salbutamol inhalation solution 2.5mg/2.5mL now available, following supply shortage that was anticipated until mid-2024.

Reports & Statistics

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Asthma in Australia 2004-05

This survey provides Australia’s only nationwide source of individual experiences with asthma, including prevalence, management, quality of life and exposure to known risk factors.

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Asthma in Australia 2008

Asthma remains a significant health problem in Australia, with prevalence and death rates that are high by international standards despite declines, according to this report from the Australian Centre for Asthma Monitoring.

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Asthma in Australia 2011

Asthma in Australia 2011 includes information on the number of people who have asthma and who visit their general practitioner, are hospitalised or die due to asthma

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Asthma Mortality Statistics

Asthma-related deaths in Australia have now dropped from a peak of 964 in 1989 to less than half that number today. Yet every asthma death is a tragedy, and people of all ages must continue to take asthma seriously.

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Burden of Disease Due to Asthma in Australia 2003

The report summarises the asthma-related findings of two key Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) reports — The burden of disease and injury in Australia 2003 and The burden of disease and injury in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples 2003.

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Impact of Asthma on Quality of Life 2004

the report provides a comprehensive review of approaches to measuring the impact of asthma on quality of life that can be used in population-based monitoring.

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Asthma Cycle of Care


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