Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Resources
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Love your lungs, be smoke free videos
The Indigenous Respiratory Outreach Care (IROC) Program has partnered with Lung Foundation Australia to produce six short lung health videos.
Indigenous Respiratory Outreach Care (IROC) Program
Indigenous Respiratory Outreach Care (IROC) Indigenous Health Worker Spirometry training program
The purpose of the Statewide Respiratory Clinical Network (SRCN) is to:
- Focus on clinical practice improvement and quality and safety enhancements in relation to respiratory care, service planning and emerging issues; especially in regard to standards, best practice, planning, workforce, quality, research and clinical information systems;
- Provide expertise, direction and advice to the Queensland Health Executive Management Team in relation to respiratory care, respiratory service planning; and emerging respiratory issues locally, statewide and nationally;
- Provide expertise, direction and advice to clinicians caring for respiratory patients in relation to respiratory care and evidence based best practice;
- Provide opportunities for clinicians specialising in the respiratory arena to communicate and share information with each other;
- Develop an open and supportive environment for clinicians who are involved in, and consumers of, respiratory care in Queensland; and
- Foster education and research in Respiratory best practice.
The SRCN is comprised of:
The Steering Committee provides assistance to the Clinical Chair to achieve the clinical network priority areas.
The committee includes:
- Medical, nursing and allied health clinicians interested in respiratory health, private sector, general practice and those working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
- Consumer representation
The Steering Committee generally meets b-monthly face to face (or via teleconference) and frequently communicates using telephone and email.
SRCN Work Groups progress specific priorities under the leadership of the Steering Committee.
Clinical Network Members are comprised of Queensland clinicians working in the area of respiratory health or who have an interest in this area.
The Network Coordinator acts as a project manager, promoting the ongoing development of the SRCN. The coordinator maintains communication channels between clinicians and Queensland Health, assists in the development of the network’s Operational Plan, and assists the network to achieve its specified priorities. The coordinator is also responsible for such things as coordinating meetings, preparing briefs and documents based upon the clinical expertise of the Steering Committee.
Key priority areas
- Asthma (adult and paediatric)
- Cardio-pulmonary exercise testing
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Cystic Fibrosis (adult and paediatric)
- Indigenous respiratory health
- Interstitial Lung Disease
- Lung Cancer
- Lung Function Testing
- Respiratory services statewide
- Smoking cessation and nicotine addiction
- Asthma Work Group
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Work Group
- Indigenous Respiratory Health Work Group
- Lung Function Testing Work Group
- Smoking Cessation and Tobacco Control Work Group
- Sleep Disorders Work Group
- Respiratory Services Work Group