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:
The evidence suggests that between two thirds to a half of all medications prescribed for long term conditions are not taken as recommended. In asthma care, there is widespread non-adherence to taking preventer medications regularly (NICE, 2009).
This session will cover: