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Inhaler technique. Choosing and using inhalers correctly.

Inhaler technique. Choosing and using inhalers correctly.
There is a wide range of treatment options available for asthma and COPD. The need to improve inhaler technique has been recognised internationally.

This ½-day workshop will provide health care professionals with the knowledge and skills required to advise individuals on correct inhaler technique.

Entry and Admissions

Ancillary Award:

CPD

Study Mode:

None

Delivery Method:

Campus

Course Length:

Half day

Partner Colleges:

No Partner College

Campus:

Preston

Start Date:

Monday 13th of November 9.30 am- 12.30 pm OR Friday the 11th of May 2018 9.30am-12.30pm

Entry Requirements:

N/A

Course Content

Course Outline:
Who should attend?

This workshop has been developed for health care professionals involved in the management of individuals taking inhaled drug therapy. For example: - general practice nurses, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, health care assistants, community nurses, district nurses, residential and nursing home staff, prison nurses.

Max number of participants

20

Learning Environment & Assessment:

Academic Expertise

Facilitator - Katy Smyth

Katy Smyth is an experienced practice nurse who teaches on the asthma/COPD module and the non-medical prescribing course. Katy continues to work within the clinical environment to maintain her knowledge and support her educational and clinical role.

Learning outcome & aims

By the end of the workshops participants will:
  • Appreciate that poor inhaler technique is widespread and results in reduced therapeutic effect and poor disease control
  • Understand the importance of selecting an appropriate inhaler device
  • Explore the use and care of spacer devices
  • Gain some practical tips on how to assess inhaler technique to ensure the maximum amount of drug is deposited in the lungs
  • Recognise common mistakes when using an inhaler device
  • Be aware of the UK inhaler standards and competency document
  • Understand good inhaler technique is key to optimal self-management
  • Appreciate the cost associated with the incorrect use of inhalers

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Fees & Funding

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£45

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