Key points from the Asthma Handbook update

THE Australian Asthma Handbook (AAH) has been given an update. Here are the key points:

  • It offers new advice on when and for how long to use new asthma and COPD drugs, including add-on options such as mepolizumab, omalizumab and tiotropium
  • Inhaler technique advice has been updated and there’s a new table showing which spacers require priming
  • People with asthma are advised not to use e-cigarettes, even for smoking cessation
  • Warnings about