Air Travel for People with Respiratory Disease

Air Travel for People with Respiratory Disease

Article by Dr John Blakey and Dr Alice Crawford, Respiratory Physicians. Over the last couple of years, we have been restricted in our movements because of the coronavirus pandemic. However, with borders opening and restrictions…

May eNewsletter 2022

May eNewsletter 2022

Tuesday 3rd May 2022 is World Asthma Day and we’re looking at ways to reduce gaps in asthma care, particularly the use, or misuse, of oral corticosteroid treatments. We’ve partnered with some great respiratory and…

Cleaning the winter germs away

Cleaning the winter germs away

With winter comes colder weather and winter viruses. When someone gets sick in your household, you understandably don’t want it spreading to others. But what are the most effective methods for disinfecting your home?  Cleaning…

Sleep and respiratory health   

Sleep and respiratory health   

We all know that getting the right amount of quality sleep is very important for our mental and physical health. However, some people with asthma and other respiratory conditions can find it challenging to get…

Meet Shelley

Meet Shelley

For many of our consumers, Shelley is a familiar face, having been with Asthma WA for more than six years as a Respiratory Health Educator. After her recent maternity leave, Shelley is back with us…

World Asthma Day 2022

World Asthma Day 2022

This World Asthma Day (May 3, 2022) we’re coming together to explore and attempt to solve the gaps in asthma care in our community.  Many of you with asthma may have been prescribed oral corticosteroids…

Pulse Oximeters: Do I need to buy one?

Pulse Oximeters: Do I need to buy one?

With WA seeing a rise in COVID-19 cases, many of us are concerned about the potential for COVID-19 to cause serious illness in ourselves or loved ones. Having some way to monitor the severity of…

Meet Johanna

Meet Johanna

Johanna started at Asthma WA in early February, joining the Respiratory Health Team as Respiratory Health Nurse. She will play an important role in providing individualised services to our asthma and COPD clients as well as community…

COVID-19 Precautions

COVID-19 Precautions

(Prepared with Respiratory Specialist, Dr John Blakey) The increase in the number of people with COVID-19 in the community is causing some stress and anxiety for many people with asthma and/or COPD.  There are a…

New resources for adults with COPD

New resources for adults with COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic condition affecting over 46,000 Western Australians. Living with and managing a chronic condition such as COPD can be challenging and often confusing for patients, particularly when additional…