One of the important goals of Te Hā Ora: The National Respiratory Strategy is that health workers have the information and tools they need to provide high-quality advice and care to people with respiratory conditions.
Find below links to a variety of guidelines for respiratory health professionals.
New Zealand Guidelines For The Assessment Of Sleep-Disordered Breathing In Childhood
These guidelines were produced by the National Paediatric Sleep Medicine Clinical Network as an evidence-based summary for the assessment of children with sleep disordered breathing.
NZ Adult Asthma Guidelines
The new guidelines have been developed to aid health professionals in delivering asthma care, and provide up-to-date practical and evidence-based guidance.
NZ Child Asthma Guidelines
The NZ Child Asthma Guidelines guidelines are currently in progress and will be made available in 2017.
Standards Of Service Provision For Lung Cancer Patients In New Zealand
Developed by the National Lung Cancer Working Group to address New Zealand’s high incidence and poor survival rate for lung cancer.
The Australian and New Zealand Guidelines for the management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - The COPD-X Plan - was developed by The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand and Lung Foundation Australia.
Acute Oxygen Therapy Guidelines
The purpose of the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand guidelines is to provide simple, practical evidence-based recommendations for the acute use of oxygen in adults in clinical practice.
Eating and Activity Guidelines for Adults
Released by the Ministry of Health, these guidelines provide evidence-based population health advice on healthy eating and being physically active.
Sit Less, Move More, Sleep Well - Physical Activity Guidelines for Children and Young People
These guidelines are for all apparently healthy children and young people (aged 5–17 years) in New Zealand. Children and young people are encouraged to live an active lifestyle with a daily balance of sleep, sedentary behaviour, and physical activity that supports their healthy development.
Sit Less, Move More, Sleep Well: Active play guidelines for under-fives
Released by the Ministry of Health, these Guidelines provide population health advice to support health practitioners, early childhood educators, regional sports trusts and others who provide advice to parents, caregivers and whānau or families on physical activity for children under five years of age.
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