Resources and subscriptions

Q. How do I order the printed resources online?

A. Follow the below links to access the ordering site and for instructions on how to place your order:
Go through to the ordering site
Instructions on how to order

Still having trouble using the online ordering site? Email Printing.com at nz.onlinesolutions@printing.com and they will assist you with your order.


Q. What printed resources are free to order?

A. These four resources are currently free to order:


Q. Where can I subscribe to the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation e-newsletters?

A. Subscribe to the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation e-newsletters here


Q. Where can I subscribe to the 
Asthma and Respiratory Foundation Press Releases?

A. Subscribe to the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation Press Releases here


Fundraising

Q. How can I fundraise for the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation?

A. You can set up your own 'Everyday Hero' or 'Give a Little' page to fundraise through an activity or sporting event etc.

Tips for setting up a great fundraising page:

  1. Have a compelling title, great photo and a personal story about why you want to raise money for the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation.
  2. Choose an area that the money will go towards and include this on your page, for example: research, education programmes in schools, asthma emergency kits for schools etc.
  3. Include on your page a breakdown of the money that will go to the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation, e.g if you are running a race, ask people to donate a particular value per kilometre that you run.

Once you have setup your page, there are some additional tips to help you create hype around your campaign here.

We are happy to help you with content on your for your fundraising page and can also help you to promote it through our communication channels. If you would like help with your page content or promotion email: marketing@asthmaandrespiratory.org.nz 


Asthma and Respiratory Conditions

Q. Should children do peak flow readings?

A. Peak flow readings can be used as an indication that asthma symptoms are worsening and are used in adult self-management to indicate when to increase medication and when to seek help.

However children carrying out peak flow readings can be unreliable, so depends on the maturity of the child, as a low reading can simply be an error in technique. This is why symptom based rather than peak flow based action plans are used for children.

Levels of asthma control can be monitored by the doctor asking questions, taking the answers into consideration, and then tailoring the child’s treatment to gain control of their asthma symptoms.

One of the most useful aids to maintaining good asthma control is to work closely with your asthma team (doctor and nurse). Have a child action plan so that you know when your child is well controlled, what to do if their symptoms are getting worse and most importantly what to do in an emergency.


Q. How often does an asthma management plan need to be updated?

A. This depends on the stage of diagnosis. If newly diagnosed then it may require to be updated quite often. Once asthma is under control it probably wouldn't change very often but would need to be checked annually.

Healthy Homes

Q. Where can I get a subsidy for housing insulation?

A. Visit the energywise website here
Or contact your local council to find out if they have any local initiatives.

Is your asthma under control?

Take the asthma control test to find out