The National Asthma Council Australia today released a major update of its online Australian Asthma Handbook, the national guidelines for diagnosis and management of asthma in primary care.

Guidelines Committee Chair and general practitioner Professor Amanda Barnard says Handbook version 2.0, which was developed by an interdisciplinary team of clinical experts, continues to set the standard for asthma management for the 2.7 million Australians with the condition.

‘This update’s focus on paediatric asthma advice reflects the different diagnosis and management approaches required across childhood,’ says Professor Barnard, ‘with the expanded severe asthma and management challenges sections providing guidance on the latest advanced treatment options alongside practical strategies for exploring uncontrolled asthma from an individual patient perspective.’

 

 

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