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.

Accuhaler®

Patient Handout - Accuhaler (343 KB)

 

Autohaler

Microsoft Word - Patient Handout - Autohaler - FINAL (1)

Patient Handout - Autohaler (316 KB)

Breezhaler®

Patient Handout - Breezhaler (337 KB)

Ellipta®

Patient Handout - Ellipta (391 KB)

 Genuair®

Patient Handout - Genuair (361 KB)

HandiHaler®

Patient Handout - HandiHaler (345 KB)

Turbuhaler®


Patient Handout - Turbuhaler (337 KB)

 Puffer (pressurised Metered Dose Inhaler – pMDI))

Patient Handout - Puffer pMDI (456 KB)

Puffer (pressurised Metered Dose Inhaler – pMDI) and spacer+

Patient Handout - Puffer and spacer (406 KB)

Rapihaler™

Patient Handout - Puffer pMDI (452 KB)

Respimat®

Patient Handout - Respimat v2 (517 KB)

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