Spacer devices for inhaled therapy: why use them, and how?

Walter Vincken, Mark L. Levy, Jane Scullion, Omar S. Usmani, P.N. Richard Dekhuijzen, Chris J. Corrigan
  • ERJ Open Research, April 2018, European Respiratory Society (ERS)
  • DOI: 10.1183/23120541.00065-2018

Why inhalers are helpful to control asthma and COPD.

What is it about?

An account of why spacer devices help with treatment of patients with asthma taking metered-dose inhalers (puffers), and how to use and look after them properly.

Why is it important?

It is important because patients and health carers should understand the benefits of using spacer devices regularly if they are to be motivated to do so. It also explains some of their limitations.

Perspectives

Professor Chris Corrigan (Author)
King's College University of London

This is a publication of the ADMIT group: a group of health professionals interested in helping patients and their carers to treat asthma better by using inhalers and spacers properly. See our web site https://www.inhalers4u.org/

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1183/23120541.00065-2018

The following have contributed to this page: Professor Chris Corrigan