April 21, 2015

Inhaler device fact sheets

Research shows that up to 90% of Australians with a respiratory condition are not using their inhaler devices correctly.

There are a number of different devices available and many patients will be using more than one device which can increase the risk of error. Using an inhaler device is a skill and to deliver the medicine to where it will work best each device needs to be used correctly.

Lung Foundation Australia has developed nine patient inhaler fact sheets detailing step by step instructions on the correct technique, as well as information on cleaning and storing devices. These fact sheets can help to guide your patients as well as giving them a copy to take home and put on their fridge.

To view the fact sheets, click here.