Australian Asthma Handbook Update

6 May 2019

The Australian Asthma Handbook v 2.0 was recently published in March 2019. This handbook provides best-practice, evidence-based guidance translated into practical advice for primary care health professionals in regard to asthma management. This is a major update to previous version published in 2014.

Table 1: Australian Asthma Handbook sections fully revised at Version 2.0 - This table highlights the revised sections of the handbook.

Key clinical changes and clarifications include:

Major update of evidence and advice on:

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.