Inhaler technique – how to improve adherence, demonstrations of good and poor technique, how to have the conversations with patients and how to fit technique into the appointment time.
09:30 - 10:30
This session will analyse the issues and common errors associated with inhaler use and will evaluate the evidence base in relation to inhaler technique. Participants will explore practical solutions to a range of typical scenarios in primary care.
Viv Marsh is a specialist nurse with more than 30 years’ experience of NHS clinical practice across primary, secondary and community care settings. Viv believes that excellence in education for healthcare professionals and supporting self-management are the key to improving health outcomes for people with Long Term Conditions.
As Facilitation Coordinator for the IMP2ART research programme Viv manages the facilitation of the IMP2ART implementation strategy in general practice. Alongside this role, Viv also works part time in primary care diagnosing, reviewing and managing patients with asthma and supports a CCG around standards of care for children with asthma.
Viv has a number of additional professional interests including roles on the editorial board for a nursing journal and the committee for the National Paediatric Respiratory and Allergy Nurses Group (NPRANG), writing for publication and membership of the Asthma UK Council for Health Professionals. In 2020 Viv joined the Primary Care Respiratory Society Education Committee.