This section is for health professionals working within respiratory health.

The Foundation produces the New Zealand best practice guidelines for the diagnosis and management of asthma and COPD, and alongside these, produces many resources to assist health professionals in treating asthma and other respiratory conditions, including self-management plans, quick reference guides and information booklets and flyers.

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New Zealand Respiratory Guidelines - Asthma and COPD

The Foundation produces the best practice national guidelines for the diagnosis, treatment, and management of asthma and COPD.

Visit the NZ Respiratory Guidelines website

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The Foundation produces a wide range of resources from quick reference guides to self-management plans - these are available to either download, or order hardcopies from the Foundation's Resource Store.

View all downloadable Resources or
visit the Resource Store to order hardcopies

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Asthma & COPD Fundamentals e-learning course

The Foundation provides the most current Asthma & COPD Fundamentals course available in New Zealand, designed for all registered health professionals including nurses, pharmacists, physiotherapists and GPs.

Visit our Asthma & COPD Fundamentals e-learning course page

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Guidance for performing spirometry during COVID-19 pandemic

Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ have received a number of enquiries for guidance on performing spirometry in primary health, under the new COVID-19 Protection Framework (‘traffic light’ system).

See the guidance here