Spacer device with a Mask

Using a Spacer Device with a Mask

  1. Remove the cap and shake the MDI.
  2. Insert the mouthpiece of the MDI into the opening at the end of the spacer (eg. Aerochamber™).
  3. Apply the mask to face so there are no leaks between face and mask. The valve should open with breathing.
  4. Depress the canister to allow medication to enter the spacer. Hold on face for 5 breaths, so that the medication can be inhaled OR encourage a slow deep breath if able (A breath hold is not usually possible for young children).


Care of a Spacer:

  • Clean the spacer about once a week. Immerse the spacer in warm water and agitate.
  • Shake off excess water and leave to dry overnight.


Cue Words

  1. REMOVE the cap.
  2. SHAKE the MDI.
  3. ASSEMBLE the MDI in the chamber.
  4. APPLY the mask to the face.
  5. PUSH puffer down once.
  6. INHALE: Hold on face for 5 good breaths OR hold breath for 10 seconds.
  7. EXHALE.
  8. For second puff, wait 30 seconds and repeat steps 2 to 7.