Tag Archives: National Asthma Council Australia

Asthma death figures show gender disparity

New data reveals a marked decrease in asthma-related deaths in Australian women, while the death toll for men barely dropped. Welcoming the reduction in asthma-related deaths, National Asthma Council Australia (NAC) warned against complacency as the total number of deaths remains high. Women aged over 54 are most at risk …

Read More »

Spring into action for good asthma care

asthma

The National Asthma Council Australia is calling on healthcare professionals to mark National Asthma Week by preparing the millions of Australians with asthma for pollen season. Launching today, the week also heralds the start of spring, which brings fresh challenges for the three in four people with asthma who also …

Read More »

ECP aid effort in asthma-hit state

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia’s Early Career Pharmacist (ECP) Working Group Tasmanian branch is working to raise the profile of asthma and improve the accurate use of asthma inhalers. The group, along with an Asthma Australia representative, will be conducting asthma inhaler technique assessments in Hobart’s Elizabeth Street Mall on …

Read More »

Asthma action plans

With an expected tripling of asthma cases as children return to school after the holidays, pharmacists can play a key role by asking parents if they have up-to-date ‘asthma action plans’ for their kids. The National Asthma Council Australia has issuing a warning in anticipation of the surge in hospital …

Read More »

Entailing correct inhaling

The National Asthma Council Australia (NACA) has released a package of new and updated resources for primary care health professionals to help combat the problem of incorrect inhaler technique. Research shows that up to 90 per cent of patients use their inhalers for asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) …

Read More »