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23 Apr 2017

Spacer preparation: Wash or prime?

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PaReflectionEd has a reflective article on spacer preparation. While recently researching paediatric asthma management, the authors came across a statement in the Australian Asthma Handbook which not only caused them to examine their current practice, but might also influence the incorrect opinion that pressurised metered dose inhalers (pMDI) are less effective than nebulised bronchodilators. Reading the evidence also caused them to review their technique for pMDI use, especially reading that only 15–69 per cent of healthcare professionals (across all disciplines) can demonstrate correct inhaler use.

The reflective article can be accessed here.

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