This key questions module will review the role of inhaler devices in the treatment of respiratory diseases.
After completing the module, you should:
- be able to describe the types of inhalers currently available, their underlying principles, design and functionality, and highlight the similarities and differences between them
- have insight into the factors contributing to the effectiveness of inhaler therapy and ways to optimise treatment outcomes
- be able to describe what defines a ‘critical error’ and ‘non-critical error’ in inhaler technique
- be equipped with the knowledge and resources to explain and demonstrate the importance of a correct inhaler technique to your patients
- understand the patient requirements for an ideal inhaler device and support a personalised approach to inhaler therapy.
The content for this module was developed by Linda Pearce, a Respiratory Nurse Consultant from West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust.
|List of abbreviations|
|BA-MDI||Breath-actuated metered-dose inhaler||DPI||Dry-powder inhaler|
|COPD||Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease||pMDI||Pressurised metered-dose inhaler|
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