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Asthma buddy is back

31 Oct 2017

Asthma Buddy is back as a mobile-only website. He’s the same helpful guy,  just a little fancier. 

A mobile-only website allows for more flexibility so Asthma Buddy can keep current with best practices.  You can personalise Asthma Buddy by inputting your asthma action plan, and refer to it to know what day-to-day 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.

Always keep Asthma Buddy by your side to: 

  • Record your preventer and reliever medication plan for when you’re feeling well, not well or worse. 
  • Record your reference peak flow measurements for when you’re feeling well, not well or worse, and when you should get help immediately.
  • Know what to do in case of an emergency, including easy access to the First Aid for Asthma instructions right on your mobile device. 
  • Email a PDF copy of your action plan to yourself or your doctor. 
  • Record and access the contact details for your doctor or emergency contact person.  
  • Access our library of how-to videos including clips showing the correct use of various asthma and COPD inhalers. 

Taking care of multiple people with asthma? 

Asthma Buddy has you covered. The easy-to-use website allows you to create multiple profiles under the same account so you can be organised and prepared.  

Buddy tip: save time by creating a shortcut to the website on your mobile phone

To create a shortcut follow the instructions below or here on how to save Asthma Buddy to your device's home screen. Sign up for free today!

How to create a shortcut on your mobile device (iPhone)

  1. Go to asthmabuddy.org.au from your iPhone
  2. Create an account or sign in to your existing account
  3. Touch the icon at the bottom of screen with a square and arrow pointing up
  4. Select Add to Home Screen from the icons at the bottom
  5. Click Done or Add. The shortcut will look just like an app and will launch the webpage directly

How to create a shortcut on your mobile device (Android) 

  1. Go to asthmabuddy.org.au from your Android device
  2. Create an account or sign in to your existing account
  3. Touch the overflow button (three vertical dots) and select Add to Home Screen
  4. Click Add. The shortcut will look just like an app and will launch the webpage directly

Why follow an asthma action plan?

  • To better control your asthma
  • To have fewer asthma attacks, and potentially fewer visits to hospital
  • To have fewer days off work or school
  • To reduce reliever medication use

Develop your asthma action plan with your doctor and store the information in Asthma Buddy for easy access.

The process of developing an asthma action plan with your doctor is important. This should be a discussion of your individual circumstances, asthma patterns and triggers, and current management.

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

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