Asthma buddy


Listed in: Asthma  
Asthma buddy

Available on:



(click to download)

Supported languages:

English

Cost:

Free

Mobile website to help people self-manage their asthma

Approved by


Languages

English

Countries of use

Countries where English is spoken

Cost

Free

Developer

National Asthma Council, Australia
(Based in Australia)
http://www.nationalasthma.org.au

Funder

National Asthma Council, Australia

Medical Adviser

National Asthma Council, Australia

Features

Allows networking with other people like me / Family / Friends Allows networking with other people like me / Family / Friends
Reminders Reminders
Support to deal with symptoms/disabilities Support to deal with symptoms/disabilities
Self-monitoring Self-monitoring
Trackers Trackers
Information Information

Summary

Similar to a phone app, this mobile-only website is easily accessible through any mobile devices.

People with asthma can use Asthma Buddy to:

  • Manage their asthma plan, including a preventer and reliever medication plan. 
  • Identify when their symptoms, or peak flow measurements, are getting worse, and when to get help immediately. 
  • Find out what to do in case of an emergency including easy access to the First Aid for Asthma instructions on a mobile device. 
  • Share copies of their asthma action plan with others, such as a GP and carers. 
  • Record and access the contact details for a GP or emergency contact person. 
  • View the National Asthma Council’s library of How-To videos including clips showing the correct use of various asthma and COPD inhalers.

People caring for others with asthma, can also:

  • Manage profiles of each person cared for under one account, for example all the children with asthma in the family
  • Track individuals’ symptoms, asthma plan and medications.


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)  ·  Medical

Reviews

Reviewer: The National Asthma Council, the Australian charity which developed the app.
Review:

“Asthma Buddy has helped hundreds of Australians manage their asthma for many years. We hope this new useful tool can help you take control of your asthma and improve the quality of life for you and your family.”

As a leading organisation for asthma care, the National Asthma Council Australia promotes best-practice care to people with asthma and their families.

…“Asthma Buddy is a digital Asthma Action Plan that lives in your pocket,” said Siobhan Brophy, Chief Executive Officer, National Asthma Council Australia. 

“You can refer to it to know what daily asthma medication to take. It will also help you recognise if your asthma is getting worse and give you advice on what you should do in response.

…We designed Asthma Buddy with end users in mind,” We know mums always have a million things on the go, so we want to help them stay on top of their children’s asthma management.”

The launch of the Asthma Buddy mobile website is funded by GSK Australia. The National Asthma Council retained editorial control.


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