Several studies show that health care professionals (including doctors, nurses and pharmacists) may only demonstrate correct inhaler technique to patients around 10% of the time. This is of paramount importance because the way a patient uses a device is proportional to the amount of drug they will deposit in their lungs, which in turn has a direct correlation with emergency attendance at the hospital and poor respiratory disease control..
This session will include:
Familiarisation with inhaler competency guidelines
The importance of correct inhaler technique
Increase confidence in teaching and checking inhaler technique
Recognise common errors in inhaler technique
How websites and apps like rightbreathe can assist in clinicians in consultations
Demonstrations of some of the commonly used devices
Respiratory Lead Pharmacist, Barnet Clinical Commissioning Group
A pharmacist based in the community and primary care. In his role as respiratory lead pharmacist (Barnet CCG and RightBreathe), Darush led a medicines management service to winning The Pharmacist award in respiratory services 2016. In 2019 Darush...