How to Use

Metered-dose Inhaler

How to Use the Metered-Dose Inhaler (MDI) Follow these steps to ensure you properly use the MDI: Remove the cap from the metered-dose inhaler. Shake well. Breathe normally and slowly through the mouth. Exhale. OPEN MOUTH: Hold the inhaler 2 – 5 cm (1 – 2″) from your mouth. Keep mouth wide open. Tilt head […]

Spacer device with an MDI

A Spacer Device with an MDI Using your Spacer Device with an MDI: Remove the cap and shake the MDI. Insert the mouthpiece of the MDI into the opening at the end of the spacer (eg. Aerochamber™). Seal lips around spacer mouthpiece. Depress the canister to allow medication to enter the spacer. Breathe in slowly […]

Spacer device with a Mask

Using a Spacer Device with a Mask Remove the cap and shake the MDI. Insert the mouthpiece of the MDI into the opening at the end of the spacer (eg. Aerochamber™). Apply the mask to face so there are no leaks between face and mask. The valve should open with breathing. Depress the canister to […]

Turbuhaler

Using the Turbuhaler Unscrew and remove the cap. Hold the Turbuhaler in an upright position and turn the base as far as possible in one direction, then turn back until a click is heard. NOTE: Do not shake or blow into the device. Exhale. Place the mouthpiece between the lips and inhale quickly and deeply […]

Diskus

How to use the Diskus Open: hold the outer case in one hand and put the thumb of the other hand on the thumb grip. Push the thumb as far as it will go until a click is heard. Slide: Slide the lever away as far as it will go until a click is heard. […]

Peak Flow Meter

How to use the Peak Flow Meter Stand up straight. Place the pointer at zero. Hold the meter with fingers out of the way of the pointer’s movement. Take in a deep breath. Seal your lips tightly around the mouthpiece (keep tongue and teeth out of the way). Blow out hard and fast. Do not […]

Nose Spray

How to use a Nose Spray Gently blow nose if possible. Shake nose spray. Remove nose spray cap. Place your thumb under the bottle and two fingers firmly on either side of the nozzle. When first using a new bottle or if not used for a week press the top down 2-3 times until it […]

EpiPen Auto-Injector

How to use the EpiPen Auto-Injector Hold the EpiPen in your fist. Remove the blue cap Place orange tip against mid outer thigh. See the diagram for the marked area on either leg. Push against leg firmly until you hear a click. Hold in place for a slow count of 5. Remove the EpiPen and […]