Inhaler Technique

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Metered Dose Inhaler (MDI)

If the inhaler has not been used before, a test dose should be fired into the air to prime the system.

  1. Remove cap.

  2. Shake well.

  3. Breathe out fully.

  4. Holding inhaler upright, bring chin up & place inhaler firmly between lips. Do not bite.

  5. Inhale slowly and deeply.

6. Activate inhaler, while continuing to inhale.                  Continue to breathe in slowly for as long as                  comfortably possible.

7.  Hold breath for 10 seconds or as long as able.

8.  Remove inhaler from mouth.

9.  Breathe out slowly.

10.For more than 1 puff, wait 30 seconds before repeating steps 2-9.

11.Replace cap.

12.If steroid — rinse mouth out after use.

Easi-breathe (breath actuated inhaler)

  1. Shake inhaler well.

  2. Hold inhaler upright & open by folding down the cap.

  3. Breathe out fully.

  4. Holding inhaler upright, bring chin up & place inhaler firmly between lips. Do not bite. Do not block air vents.

  5. Breathe in slowly & deeply though the mouthpiece. Do not stop breathing in when the inhaler puffs the dose into your mouth.

6. Hold breath for 10 seconds or as long as possible,      then remove inhaler from mouth.

7. Breathe out slowly.

8. If you need to take a second dose, close the cap,          wait 30 seconds, then repeat steps 1-7.

9. Close cap for storage.

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