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Inhaler technique in asthma and COPD


INTRODUCTION

Respiratory symptoms and disease are common health issues in the UK today. Inhaled therapy is the method of choice for the delivery of many respiratory drugs and correct technique with inhaler devices is critical to effective management.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

On completion of this resource you should have an understanding of:

• The benefits of inhaled therapy

• The impact of poor inhaler technique

• The different types of inhaler device

• The common steps to correct inhaler technique

• The role of spacer devices

This resource, which is based on typical case scenarios, is offered at a basic and intermediate level and consists of ten assessment questions at introductory and intermediate levels to support your continuing professional development. Complete the resource to obtain a certificate to include in your revalidation portfolio. You should record the time spent on this module in your CPD log.