Media Releases

Thunderstorm asthma resource centre

6 Sep 2017

The National Asthma Council Australia has launched a suite of resources on thunderstorm asthma for healthcare professionals. Simply click on one of the links below. 

All resources can also be ordered online and delivered for free to Australian addresses.

 

Thunderstorm asthma for pharmacists This handy flowchart for pharmacists has been designed as a tool to identify and advise at-risk patients on thunderstorm asthma.
Handy flowchart for pharmacists

Epidemic thunderstorm asthma information paperThis information paper provides evidence-based guidance on identifying and managing patients at risk of thunderstorm asthma for GPs, asthma educators, practice nurses and pharmacists.


Epidemic thunderstorm asthma information paper
Epidemic thunderstorm asthma information paper
                                                
Managing allergic rhinitis in people with asthmaA 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.


Managing allergic rhinitis
Managing allergic rhinitis information paper

Visit the resources page for information to manage your patient's asthma and allergies.


Best practice thunderstorm asthma and respiratory workshops calendar and bookings

Since 2002, the National Asthma Council Australia has offered best-practice asthma and respiratory management education workshops for GPs, practice nurses and allied health professionals, supported by the Australian Government.

Thunderstorm asthma workshops are also being held across Victoria, mostly hosted by Primary Health Networks to upskill and prepare professionals on this very specific topic. Check out our calendar to find a workshop in your area.

Can't make a workshop?

Members of RACGP, APNA or PSA can find the newly developed and evidence-based online learning modules on thunderstorm asthma in their professional organisations’ online learning platforms. 

The Australian College of Rural & Remote Medicine (ACRRM) thunderstorm asthma webinar can be viewed here.

Media releases

Thunderstorm asthma media release for GPs

Thunderstorm asthma media release for Pharmacists

State Government of Victoria thunderstorm asthma information

06 Sep 2017

Prepare your pharmacy for thunderstorm asthma