Inhaler Techniques and Checklists

Videos to demonstrate how to use your inhaler correctly and step by step checklists

When diagnosed with Asthma, COPD or another respiratory condition, an inhaler may be prescribed. This section will help patients and healthcare professionals with the correct inhaler technique. Inhalers will be a Metered Dose Inhaler (MDI) or Dry Powder Inhaler (DPI), so the most important action depending on which inhaler that has been prescribed is whether you breathe in slowly and deeply; or strongly and deeply.

The following will take you to the videos and checklists.

Metered Dose Inhalers (MDI): Breathe in slowly and deeply

Click here for the Metered Dose Inhalers videos and checklists

Dry Power Inhalers (DPI): Breathe in strongly and deeply

Click here for the Dry Power Inhalers videos and checklists

In-check® device

The In-check is a device for measuring inspiratory (breathing in) flow.

GPs, Asthma nurses or pharmacist may use it as a simple way to monitor a patient inspiratory flow rates and to assess their technique for using an inhaler.

Inhaler techniques: cards

Inhaler cards

Inhaler Devices for North and East Devon

Inhaler devices for Asthma in Adults over 18 years in North and East Devon

Contacts for placebo inhalers

Contacts for placebo inhaler devices on the Devon Joint Formularies Return to main page

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