National Asthma Council Australia
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.
Regardless of the type of inhaler device prescribed, all patients need training in correct inhaler technique, including a physical demonstration. As inhaler technique worsens over time, all patients need regular checking to ensure they are using their inhalers correctly. The Inhaler devices and technique online section
has been specifically developed for use by health professionals and gives information on types of inhaler devices for delivering medicines and training patients in inhaler technique.
A number of Asthma Action Plan Examples and Templates are available on the National Asthma Council Australia's website. This allows you to choose a template that best suits your patient.
Health professionals can order printed resources
including charts, action plans and patient brochures.
A new information paper for primary health care professionals has been added to the National Asthma Council'swebpage. The Monoclonal antibody therapy for severe asthma
paper helps explain the latest treatment options available in Australia.
Also available on the website is their How-to video library
which includes demonstrations of correct technique with all the main types of inhalers.
The Severe Asthma Toolkit
The Centre of Excellence in Severe Asthma
has developed the Severe Asthma Toolkit
to address an identified gap in the availability of severe asthma education resources for clinicians. Also available in the site is their Asthma Assessment Resources
which may be useful in the assessment of people with severe asthma.
Airwaves Clinical Update - The Lung Foundation
Health professionals can subscribe online to Airwaves Clinical Update
, an e-newsletter that includes links to resources, articles of interest, research awards and upcoming events.
Practice Incentives Program
The PIP Asthma Incentive aims to encourage GPs to better manage the clinical care of people with moderate to severe asthma. View Australian Government Guidelines regarding this incentive here
For more information about the Practice Incentives Program including how to apply, please visit our General Practice Funding