Need for Patient Education on how to use inhalers correctly
Clinical Studies have proved that a Large proportion of patients prescribed inhaled medication do not use their inhalers correctly.
Overall up to 90% of Asthma patients show incorrect inhaler techniques.
Asthma patient's inhaler techniques can be significantly improved by providing step by step instructions on the correct technique and reinforcing them at a regular interval to ensure that the medicines are being taken effectively.
1. Correct inhaler technique depends on the inhaler types, medicine characteristics and patient's ability to perform the correct technique.
2. Patients fail to detect when the inhaler is nearly empty continuing to use the inhaler without medication.
3. Poor maintenance of inhalers or spacers results in failure of medicine reaching the lungs effectively.
4. A substantial body of evidence shows that incorrect inhaler technique is common among elderly people with Asthma and COPD.
Asthma Educators can save their time and provide better patient education with the online interactive audio-visual training. Here is a website that shall help the Asthma Patients to Learn and Practice the correct inhaler technique at their own comfort and ease without human intervention.
Click on this link: How to use inhalers correctly?
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