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.
A quick reference guide to the New Zealand COPD Guidelines for use in clinic
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
Breathlessness is a major symptom in COPD. This comprehensive document outlines various strategies and techniques to help manage breathlessness.
A quick reference guide for managing breathlessness in COPD. Available in English and te reo Māori
The My Asthma app contains simple asthma information, asthma first aid steps, and an electronic Asthma Action Plan.
An infographic illustrating the statistics of respiratory disease in New Zealand
Use this checklist of preventative measures to help reduce the risk of asthma-related sickness.
Use this checklist of preventative measures to help reduce the risk of asthma-related sickness at school.
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.
Enlarged model versions of breathing tubes which helps explain to patients why asthma is causing them breathing difficulties.