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Quick tips: inhaler technique

Watch a video demonstration of how to teach and check inhaler technique with your patients. Covers metered dose inhalers (MDIs), MDIs plus spacers, dry powder inhalers (DPIs) and soft mist inhalers.

Learning outcomes

After completing this module, you will know:

  • How patients should use metered dose inhalers (MDIs), and MDIs plus spacers
  • How patients should use dry powder inhalers (DPIs)
  • How patients should use soft mist inhalers
  • Ways of interacting with patients when teaching and checking inhaler technique.

Editor’s note: COVID-19 information

Several UK bodies have released specific guidance in relation to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and patients with asthma or COPD. They will update their recommendations as the knowledge base and expert experience develop:

The Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) has also released a statement relating to the COVID-19 pandemic and patients with asthma.

And the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) has released a statement relating to the COVID-19 pandemic and patients with COPD.

Contributors:

Grainne d’Ancona

Peer reviewed by:

 Daniel Menzies, Raj K Rajakulasingam

Last updated

06 Dec 2018

Release date

05 Dec 2018

Accreditation

Accreditor credit Accreditation statement
BMJ Learning 0:20 hours BMJ Learning has assigned 20 minutes of credit to this module
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