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Patient Resources:

Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ
COPD Action Plans, available in:
Breathlessness Quick Reference Guide
 New Zealand Pulmonary Rehabilitation network. – a list of regional providers and support groups
 List of regional Asthma Societies throughout NZ
Cystic Fibrosis Australia
Cystic Fibrosis Donut: Looking into co-morbidities associated with CF
Consumer Connect: An interactive platform where monthly sessions are hosted by a range of people associated with CF. All sessions are recorded and available to watch for free.
Clinical Trial Finder: List of clinical trials being undertaken.
Lung Foundation Australia
COPD
Pulmonary Fibrosis
Lung Cancer
Bronchiectasis
Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
Occupational Lung Disease
chILD
Mind Matters – Looking after your mental health when living with a lung condition
All Resources Search Function
Find a Service – access Lung Foundation Services and ability to geolocate to Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programs
Vaping
Oxygen
Information and Support Centre – access to support to find relevant resources and services
National Asthma Council Australia
For Patients and Carers:
My Asthma Guide
My Asthma Guide is a handbook designed to help patients understand and manage their asthma.
Resources page for patients and carers

Professional Resources:

Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ
COPD Action Plans, available in:
Breathlessness Quick Reference Guide
 New Zealand Pulmonary Rehabilitation network. – a list of regional providers and support groups
 List of regional Asthma Societies throughout NZ
Asthma Australia
Link to Resources:
Medications and Devices
Asthma First Aid – Also available as a full set for specific medications
Asthma Consult Checklist – New Diagnosis
Asthma Consult Checklist – Review
Asthma Consult Checklist – Flare Ups
Asthma Review Worksheet – For patients to complete
Translated Resources for Arabic, Burmese, Chinese, Dari, Dinka, Nepali, Swahili, Vietnamese.
Translated topics(some topics not available): 10 Ways to Live Well with Asthma, Asthma Action Plan templates, Asthma First Aid, and What your doctor needs to know.
Contact Asthma Australia on 1800 278 462(1800 ASTHMA) if you are interested in obtaining an Asthma Education Flip Chart for Health Professionals.
Education:
Asthma in Australia: Practical Solutions for Challenges in Primary Care
Spirometry for Healthcare Professionals
Inhaler technique videos – Short videos to assist people with asthma with demonstration of correct technique.
Resources:
Asthma Action Plans – Print friendly colour and black and white versions available
Health Professional Resources Main Page
Asthma Connect: Services for Health Professionals
Asthma in Pregnancy Toolkit
Referrrals:
Asthma Referral Resources for Health Professionals
Cystic Fibrosis Australia
Cystic Fibrosis Donut: Looking into co-morbidities associated with CF
Consumer Connect: An interactive platform where monthly sessions are hosted by a range of people associated with CF. All sessions are recorded and available to watch for free.
Quality Outcomes
Clinical Trial Finder: List of clinical trials being undertaken.
CF Drug Development Pipeline
Australian Cystic Fibrosis Data Registry: previous annual reports available
Lung Foundation Australia
Health Professional Referral form to the Lung Cancer Support Nurse
All Resources Search Function
Find a Service – access Lung Foundation Services and ability to geolocate to Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programs
Information and Support Centre – access to support to find relevant resources and services
National Asthma Council Australia
For Health Professionals:
Australian Asthma Handbook, The National Guidelines for Health Professionals
Resources page for Health Professionals
How-to video library
includes demonstrations of correct technique with all the main types of inhalers
Education and training for Health Professionals
One of NAC’s most popular activities is our national program of free asthma best practice
Education workshops for primary health care professionals and allied health professionals.
Two training formats are available, face to face workshops and online webinars. These are facilitated by members of the NAC’s team of experienced respiratory experts, including Asthma and Respiratory educators, respiratory scientists, GPs and nurse practitioners.

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