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Studies show that correct patient technique using inhalers is correlated to the number of times they are taught and reminded by a health care professional. As a step toward addressing this problem, I propose increasing inhaler use teaching, utilizing EMR tools as well as online modules, and increasing the comfort of providers with teaching inhaler use. This may be achieved through the use of PRISM dot phrases titled .INHALERNAME, accessing teaching videos during a patient visit, and having patients demonstrate technique at each visit.
South Burlington Family Practice
inhaler technique, inhaler education, asthma, COPD, improper inhaler technique, patient education, improving asthma control
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Russell, Ruby L., "Optimizing Inhaler Technique" (2018). Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects. 329.