Nz Copd Guidelines

NZ COPD Guidelines

The NZ COPD Guidelines have been developed by the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation’s (ARFNZ) working group of respiratory health experts led by Dr Stuart Jones from Middlemore Hospital and Professor Bob Hancox from the University of Otago, with the goal of improving diagnosis, and laying out clear recommendations for assessment and management of this respiratory disease.

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NZ COPD Guidelines - Quick Reference Guide

A quick reference guide to the New Zealand COPD Guidelines for use in clinic

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COPD Action Plan

This self-management plan for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is to be completed by healthcare practitioners, together with their patient. These personalised action plans improve quality of life for patients and focus on recognising and treating deteriorating symptoms. Available in English, te reo Māori, Samoan, Tongan and Simplified Chinese

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Breathlessness Strategies for COPD

Breathlessness is a major symptom in COPD. This comprehensive document outlines various strategies and techniques to help manage breathlessness.

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Breathlessness Quick Reference

A quick reference guide for managing breathlessness in COPD. Available in English and te reo Māori

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Respiratory disease in New Zealand

An infographic illustrating the statistics of respiratory disease in New Zealand

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Asthma checklist

Use this checklist of preventative measures to help reduce the risk of asthma-related sickness.

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School asthma checklist

Use this checklist of preventative measures to help reduce the risk of asthma-related sickness at school.

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Asthma Emergency Kit

A kit to be prepared in case of an asthma emergency at school. Supplied to schools with the Ministry of Health Authorisation for a reliever inhaler.

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Breathing tubes

Enlarged model versions of breathing tubes which helps explain to patients why asthma is causing them breathing difficulties.

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Better Breathing: A checklist for healthy lungs

A useful checklist identifying three aspects of health for healthy lungs including lifestyle, environment and healthcare.

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Check in with your lungs

Poor lung health affects 1 in 6 Kiwis, why not take a minute to check in with yours?