Correct Inhaler Techniques

If you have a lung condition, such as asthma or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), you may be prescribed medicine using an inhaler to control symptoms and prevent flare-ups. 

Research shows that up to 90% of Australians do not use their life-saving inhaler correctly.1 This means that they may not be getting the full dose and the maximum benefit from their medicine to manage their lung condition. 

It is important to regularly check your technique with a health professional, such as your General Practitioner, nurse or pharmacist, to improve your quality of life and control your symptoms. 

This short video below demonstrates, step by step, how to use common inhalers.

 

 

1. National Asthma Council, 2018, https://www.nationalasthma.org.au/living-with-asthma/resources/health-professionals/information-paper/hp-inhaler-technique-for-people-with-asthma-or-copd