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 handbook provides information about COPD, from the various symptoms you may experience, to the different types of medication you may be prescribed.
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. Available in English and te reo Māori
An infographic illustrating the statistics of respiratory disease in New Zealand
A useful checklist identifying three aspects of health for healthy lungs including lifestyle, environment and healthcare.
Poor lung health affects 1 in 6 Kiwis, why not take a minute to check in with yours?
This is a brochure containing a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) Action Plan for doctors to complete together with their patients. It includes actions to take for different levels of symptoms for COPD – from well, worsening, severe to emergency.