February 18, 2016

New COPD patient videos to improve inhaler device technique

Judy Powell, Project Manager – COPD Education and Training, Lung Foundation Australia

Have you had your inhaler device (puffer) technique checked lately? Research indicates 90 per cent of people do not use their puffer correctly, which means you might not be getting the right dose of medicine each time you use your device.

Lung Foundation Australia has released a new series of videos and fact sheets explaining how to use inhaler devices correctly. The videos available cover the following devices: Accuhaler®, Autohaler, Breezhaler®, Ellipta®, Genuair®, HandiHaler®, Puffer (pressurised Metered Dose Inhaler (pMDI)), Puffer and spacer, Rapihaler™, Respimat®, Turbuhaler®.

TIP: Every time you get your puffer script filled at the chemist, ask the pharmacist to check your technique to be sure you are using it correctly.

Click here to view the videos or read the fact sheets.