The Importance of Inhaler Technique and Assessment
How does your organization teach inhaler technique? How often is or should that be reinforced? The literature review by Bosnic-Anticevich ,et. al (linked below) takes a deep dive to uncover barriers and risk factors associated with technique. The table indicates retention Summary of reported findings on inhaler technique decay during the 6 months after training.
∗Defined as completing ≤75% of steps correctly; †Pediatric study. MDI, Metered-dose inhaler.
Click here to read the full publication: Recognizing and Tackling Inhaler Technique Decay in Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Clinical Practice; 2023, Bosnic-Anticevich, et al, Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice, ISSN: 2213-2198, Vol: 11, Issue: 8, Page: 2355-2364.e5
Adding this is a simple step that can make a HUGE Impact on Outcomes!
The CDS Team would love to show you how easy it is to make this a part of your routine practice incorporating the Vitalograph AIM (aerosol inhalation monitor).