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

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Course Length:

Half day

Partner Colleges:

No Partner College



Start Date:

Wednesday 12 June 2019 - 13:00-16:00

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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.

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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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You can contact the Student Fees and Funding Team via phone, email, or post. If you are on the campus you can call into The 'i', for advice.
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For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.

How to Apply

Book your place via our Online Application System.

If you have any questions about the workshop please contact us: email or call 01772 893808


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