Inhaler device technique
Incorrect inhaler technique is heavily documented in COPD research literature, and is associated with worse clinical outcomes. Research shows that as many as 83% of people with COPD make one or more errors when using their inhaler device. Common errors include, improper device preparation, poor coordination during use, inadequate speed and/or depth of inspiration as well as absence of a post-inhalation breath hold. This highlights the importance of inhalation technique education.
Lung Foundation Australia has developed a series of inhaler device technique videos detailing step by step instructions on the correct technique.