Asthma Management Handbook

About the Handbook

Overview

The Australian Asthma Handbook is Australia's national guidelines for asthma management. It provides evidence-based, practical guidance for health professionals diagnosing and managing asthma in adults and children in primary care.

The Handbook is proudly published by Australia's lead authority on asthma, the National Asthma Council Australia.

First published in 1990, initially as the Asthma Management Plan and then as the Asthma Management Handbook, the Handbook was one of the first Australian guidelines addressing the diagnosis and management of a chronic condition. Throughout its seven editions, the Handbook has set the standard for best-practice asthma management in Australia by being comprehensive and user-friendly, and emphasising a team approach to asthma care. This edition brings a new name – the Australian Asthma Handbook – but the same commitment to practical advice for primary care health professionals.

Current version 1.2, published October 2016. This is a minor update to version 1.1, published April 2015, which itself was a minor update to version 1.0, published March 2014.

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