Bronchiectasis toolbox: Indigenous

Posted on: 18 January, 2016
Issue: Vol 16 No 1, January 2016 - March 2016
Related to Respiratory health Health promotion

Indigenous Allied Health Australia (2015)
Bronchiectasis toolbox: Indigenous
Retrieved 2015 from

The Bronchiectasis toolbox is a multidisciplinary educational website for health professionals providing an online resource for the management of people with bronchiectasis.

The website, developed by specialists at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne including physiotherapists, respiratory physicians, radiologists, dietitians and lung function scientists, includes videos of airway clearance techniques and downloadable patient handouts.

Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal populations have a very high incidence of bronchiectasis. The website includes assessment and treatment strategies for this population and audio visual resources to assist with education and self-management strategies. This section was developed with the assistance of health professionals in Alice Springs and Darwin. The resources were provided by the Menzies School of Health Research and the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet.

Abstract adapted from Indigenous Allied Health Australia

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