Lung Flare Care aims to provide high quality information to help improve your recovery from a flare-up of chronic lung disease.
Flare-ups (also called exacerbations, attacks or crises) occur when symptoms such as breathlessness, cough or sputum production worsen over time. When they are severe, people often need urgent care in hospital. Flare-ups can contribute to poor health and wellbeing afterwards. It is therefore essential to understand the treatments and supports available to help optimise your recovery.
All information provided on this website is of a general nature and is not intended to replace personal medical advice. If you are unsure of your lung condition or whether this information is right for you, please consult your healthcare professional.
How to use
Lung Flare Care is organised into four main sections aligned with key stages of the patient experience:
Covers general disease knowledge relating to diagnosis, disease staging, symptoms and treatment
Covers knowledge specifically related to flare-ups, action plans, management, in-hospital care and communication
Covers information relating to recovery after lung flare-ups, with emphasis on different forms of physical rehabilitation
Covers ways to further support recovery including overview of health services, support for carers and managing change
Tailored information for your lung condition
Navigate via the menu at the top of the screen or select a tile below to tailor information in Lung Flare Care to your needs:
Who should use Lung Flare Care?
Learn more about your lung disease
Understand what to expect
Access information when you need it
Support your loved one
Ask the right questions
Learn how to access support
Provide high quality information
Improve patient engagement
Access outside of business hours
How Lung Flare Care was developed
Lung Flare Care was developed using the following evidence-based process:
People with COPD
25 international experts
‘Look & feel’ testing
Good design principles
Feedback from target users
Appearance & functionality
Acknowledgements and References
Lung Flare Care was developed with the support of several individuals, organisations and funders. Details are available here.
References that informed the content on each web page are available at the bottom of each page or here.
The steering committee of Lung Flare Care acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and offers our respects to their Elders past and present. We extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.