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Asthma New Zealand

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November 11, 2015

Asthma New Zealand


Lung Foundation NZ

November 11, 2015


  1. Asthma New Zealand Issues and Services

  2. 1 in 4 children has asthma and 1 in 7

    adults have asthma 1 in 7 children and 1 in 9 adults are medicated COPD – 15% of adults over 45 (approximately 200,000 people) – often underdiagnosed  Frequent hospital and emergency visits  Client’s lack of knowledge of medications and self management  Health professionals lack of practical knowledge for device use and trigger management  Different messaging to clients – lack of NZ guidelines Issues
  3.  Educational service to clients, health professionals, community groups, schools

    both students and teachers  3+ educational plan for home and schools  Health professional courses for RN’s, student nurses, hospital nurses – Asthma and COPD courses  Patient advocates – Housing New Zealand, WINZ, Strengthening Families, total mobility assessments  COPD support groups and pulmonary rehabilitation Services
  4. Education includes  Pathophysiology  Signs and symptoms  Triggers

    and management  Correct use of medications and devices  Peak flow and reversibility if needed  Action plan and emergency management Recommendations to referrer and GP Unitec/Asthma New Zealand courses for RNs Health professional education sessions Education
  5.  Brochures  O2 The New Zealand Journal of Respiratory

    Health  Iphone APP  Shop – products such as spacers, asthma minders, dust mite covers, nebulizers  Community events such as Gluten Free, Food and Allergy Show, various health days in the community, Baby show, Toddler Day Out  Presence on Facebook and Twitter Other Measures
  6.  Branches  Auckland, Wellington, South Canterbury, Rotorua and Taupo

     RNs who are trained in both Asthma and COPD through the Unitec/Asthma New Zealand Asthma and COPD courses  Admin/Support staff in Auckland and Wellington Who is Asthma New Zealand