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 Aerochamber®. Seal lips around spacer mouthpiece. Depress the canister to allow medication to enter the Aerochamber®. Breathe in slowly & deeply. […]

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  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 allow medication […]

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 […]

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 cough […]

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 […]