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Unlocking asthma inhaler technique

Speciality Classification
Allied Health
Location
Online
Delivery
Online
Duration
1 hour
Provider
Pharmaceutical Society of Australia

Engage patients with conversations and demonstrations of correct technique.

The majority of patients do not use their asthma inhaler device correctly. This can lead to insufficient drug delivery to the airways that is associated with poor asthma control.

While appearing straightforward, the correct use of an inhaler involves a series of steps, all of which need to be performed accurately to ensure the right amount of medicine is delivered with minimal adverse effects. Health professionals play a key role helping patients and customers use their asthma inhaler correctly.

This online course assists health professionals to engage their patients and customers in a guided conversation about their inhaler technique and demonstrate correct technique using a specific methodology.

Learning Objectives

  • On completion of this activity, pharmacists should be able to:
  • suggest appropriate methods to initiate asthma inhaler technique conversations
  • explain the preferred method for skill instruction
  • list the four key steps of the preferred technique for skill demonstration
  • explain correct asthma inhaler device technique according to manufacturer instructions
  • identify commonly observed asthma inhaler errors.

CPD Credits

Group 1: 1.00 

Group 2: 2.00

This activity is not accredited. It is recommended as a 1 hour of Group 1 CPD (or 1 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan, which can be converted to 1 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 2 CPD credits) upon successful completion of relevant assessment activities.

Delivery
Title
Unlocking asthma inhaler technique
Speciality Classification
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Asthma and or COPD
Location
Provider Type
Education Provider
Duration
1 hour
CPD Points
2
Price
Free
Price Details
Free for Members
Location
Online
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