Continued innovation in respiratory care: the importance of inhaler devices

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Abstract

When it comes to the use in inhalers in the management of chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, there are many options, considerations and challenges, which health care professionals need to address. Considerations for prescribing and dispensing, administering and following up, education, and adherence; all of these factors impact on treatment success and all are intrinsically linked to the device selected. This review brings together relevant evidence, real-life data and practice tools to assist health care professionals in making decisions about the use of inhalers in the management of chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases. It covers some of the key technical device issues to be considered, the evidence behind the role of inhalers in disease control, population studies which link behaviors and adherence to inhaler devices as well as practice advice on inhaler technique education and the advantages and disadvantages in selecting different inhaler devices. Finally, a list of key considerations to aid health care providers in successfully managing the use of inhaler devices are summarized.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)91-98
Number of pages8
JournalTuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
Volume81
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Copyright 2018 The Korean Academy of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases. Version archived for private and non-commercial use with the permission of the author/s and according to publisher conditions. For further rights please contact the publisher.

Keywords

  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Chronic Obstructive
  • Device
  • Inhaler

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