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Accuhaler: A Different Type of Inhaler for Asthma Emergencies

Introduction to the Accuhaler

An overview of the Accuhaler, a unique inhaler for asthma management.

  • Powder-Based Inhaler: The Accuhaler employs powdered medication rather than aerosol.
  • Distinctive Design: It features a round, blue device designed for asthma emergencies.
  • Dose Counter: The device includes a dose counter to monitor remaining medication.

How to Use the Accuhaler

Step-by-step instructions for correctly using the Accuhaler.

  1. Hold in Proper Position: Hold the Accuhaler horizontally or vertically.
  2. Activation: Twist the device open with your thumb to activate it.
  3. Mouthpiece: Seal your mouth around the mouthpiece.
  4. Exhalation: Breathe out fully before inhalation.
  5. Inhalation: Breathe in deeply to allow the powder into your lungs.
  6. Resetting: After use, close and reset the unit by pressing the side button down.
  7. Maintenance Tips: Proper maintenance and storage are essential for effective drug delivery.

Common Mistakes to Avoid

Tips to prevent common errors when using the Accuhaler.

  • Inadequate Exhalation: Ensure you exhale fully before inhaling to optimize drug intake.
  • Unit Maintenance: Keep the Accuhaler in good condition to prevent drug delivery issues.
  • Continuous Inhalation: Take one long, continuous breath to ensure effective drug administration.
Learning Outcomes:
  • IPOSi Unit four LO7.1, 7.2, 7.3 & 7.4