Online course

Asthma: unlocking inhaler technique

The majority of patients do not use their asthma inhaler device correctly - engage them with conversations and demonstations of correct technique.

  • Cost: free

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Asthma: unlocking inhaler technique
 

Accreditation

It is recommended that 1 CPD hour be recorded for the purposes of self-directed CPD.

 

About

The majority of patients do not use their asthma inhaler device correctly. This can lead to insufficient drug delivery to the airways that is associated with poor asthma control.

While appearing straightforward, the correct use of an inhaler involves a series of steps, all of which need to be performed accurately to ensure the right amount of medicine is delivered with minimal adverse effects. Health professionals play a key role helping patients and customers use their asthma inhaler correctly.

This online course assists health professionals to engage their patients and customers in a guided conversation about their inhaler technique and demonstrate correct technique using a specific methodology.