Australian Asthma Handbook updated

The Australian Asthma Handbook V2.2 has been launched, covering information on new medications and updated advice on several clinical issues for best practice asthma management. Included in the new edition is updated advice on the management of exercise-induced bronchoconstriction, more detailed dosing information for single-inhaler combinations of inhaled corticosteroids and long­ acting beta2 agonist combinations and updated guidance on the use of electronic cigarettes for smoking cessation.

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Bone Health Audit Tool Kit launched

The Asia Pacific Consortium on Osteoporosis (APCO) has launched its Bone Health Audit and QI Tool Kit to promote quality improvement of osteoporosis care in the region, where more than 50% of the world’s hip fractures are expected to occur over the next two decades. The Tool Kit provides guidance on undertaking and implementing quality improvement projects centred around seven key clinical standards for the screening, diagnosis and management of osteoporosis. The APCO audit focuses on investigating the patient pathway, identifying the gaps or missed opportunities for patients at risk and formulating recommendations to address these gaps. Find out more at: