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New mobile Asthma Buddy to help Australians better manage their asthma

31 Oct 2017

National Asthma Council Australia today announced the launch of a new Asthma Buddy mobile website, an easy-to-use and take-anywhere asthma management tool.

Preserving all existing functionalities, the improved Asthma Buddy has enhanced flexibility and reliability, and is available at www.asthmabuddy.org.au.

Similar to a phone app, the mobile-only website is easily accessible through any mobile devices, making it convenient for people with asthma to keep their asthma action plans handy, which help them and/or their caregivers take early action to prevent and reduce the severity of an asthma attack. 

“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.”

One of its most unique features is its ability to house multiple profiles under one account, making it easy for caregivers to manage medications for different people under their care.

“We designed Asthma Buddy with end users in mind,” said Ms Brophy. “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.”

Other features of Asthma Buddy include users being able to:

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

“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.

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

Media enquiries

For further information, or to arrange an interview with a National Asthma Council Australia spokesperson, please contact:

Lelde McCoy, the Reputation Group  Tel: 03 9645 7755 Mob: 0417 362 768 Email: [email protected]

 

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