Friday, June 18, 2010

Metered-Dose Inhaler


Take one dose at a time.
Remove the cap and shake the inhaler several times.
Sit upright, hold head up and breathe out.
Place inhaler in mouth and seal lips around mouthpiece.
Breath in, press the canister down (The canister should be pressed just after the start of inhalation, not before) to release the drug and continue to take a deep breath in.
Remove inhaler and hold breath for as long as possible up to 10 seconds.
Then expire through nostril slowly.
Recover (how long?) before taking the next dose, replace cap.

*this MDI + spacer

Sources of information : Oxford Handbook of Clinical Examination and Practical Skill



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