Asthma Management Handbook

Highlights of Version 2.0 update

Version 2.0 of the Australian Asthma Handbook, published March 2019, is a major update to version 1.0, published in 2014.

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Summary of key clinical changes and clarifications

Highlights of the version 2.0 Australian Asthma Handbook include:

Major update of evidence and advice on:

  • managing asthma in children

  • acute asthma

  • management challenges (previously known as troubleshooting)

  • primary prevention

Amendments to include latest evidence-based recommendations.

Update on latest treatment options for patients with severe asthma

Amendments to reflect the National Asthma Council Australia's 2018 information paper on Monoclonal antibody therapy for severe asthma.

Update of advice on inhaler technique for people with asthma or COPD

Amendments to reflect the National Asthma Council Australia's 2018 information paper on Inhaler technique for people with asthma and COPD.

Other minor amendments 

Various minor amendments and corrections to improve clarity.