An app for people with asthma and COPD wanting to record their peak flow readings, asthma symptoms, triggers and medication.
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This app allows users to record their peak flow readings, asthma symptoms, triggers and medication. Users can email their records to others for example, their healthcare provider, family members of their school. The app allows users to create a 3-stage asthma action plan. The app records data anonymously for research purposes. For a more detailed description of the app, see
✔ Good video tutorials.
✘ The adult action plan template (NIH action plans) differs from those we use in NZ. It uses a three stage plan which is somewhat similar to our four stage plan but without the oral steroid step. Our three stage plan has oral steroids for the yellow stage instead of increasing preventer medication. It also doesn't have a SMART action plan and the plans in general are not particularly customisable. The child action plan seems similar to the NZ one. See Resources Asthma Foundation, NZ.
- January 2020, Version 3.35, Apple
- March 2017, Version 184.108.40.206, Android
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