Every DPI inhaler is different; some require a capsule to be inserted before inhalation whereas some have the medicine in-built. Handihaler uses an inhalation capsule to deliver medicine to the lungs. People often forget critical steps when using their Handihaler which directly affects the medicine outcome.
Studies show that annually $10 Billion are wasted just because people don’t use their asthma inhalers correctly. It is not always feasible to visit your doctor or the pharmacist in case you have forgotten the steps or have misplaced the instructions that come along with your Handihaler.
How to Use Inhaler
Clinical studies have proved that Asthma and COPD patient's inhaler techniques can be significantly improved by educating the patients about their inhaler use. Inhaler education can be best delivered to the Asthma and COPD patients through audio-visual instructions performed by the skilled educator.
How to Use Inhaler app demonstrates correct inhaler technique for a in a step by step manner using video and audio. You can watch the instructor in the Learn Section of the app to learn how to use your Spiriva® HandiHaler® correctly. All the steps are timed accurately to help you follow them when taking your inhaler medicine.
The How to Use Inhaler app will help you to :
- Learn the correct step-by-step technique for your Handihaler
- Time your step precisely with on-screen timer for holding your breath
- The breath-bar from How to Inhale app features in this app and will help you time your medicine inhalation
- Practice the steps as many times as you want until you can perfect the technique*
- All steps are available anytime, anywhere and on any device you may be using
- Ensure you get the right dose next time you use your Handihaler
*The Practice mode of the app is only available in the In-depth Training.
The How to Use Inhale app is also presented in a step-by-step manner. All steps are precisely timed for you to learn and practice the inhaler technique effectively.
Step1: Open the dust cap by pulling upward.
Step2: Open the mouthpiece.
Step3: Keep one end of the capsule in the center chamber.
Step4: Close the mouthpiece firmly. Leave the dust cap open.
Step5: Press piercing button once to release the medicine.
Step6: Exhale away from the inhaler.
Step7: Keepig mouthpiece in your mouth inhaler quick and deep. You'll hear the capsule rattle.
Step8: Hold your breath for 10 seconds. Exhale slowly through your mouth or nose.
Step9: Inhale through the mouthpiece once again. This ensures that you get your complete dose.
Step10: Open the mouthpiece, remove the used capsule and dispose it. Do not keep capsules in the Handihaler.
Step11: For storing the Handihaler. Close the mouthpiece and dust cap.
Step12: If you are using a corticosteroid medication, rinse your mouth after all doses are complete.
Watch our immensely popular How to Use Inhaler video on Diskus below to understand the steps leading to a correct inhaler technique.
Do you want to see yourself practice the inhaler techniques along with a real instructor? The In-depth training offers you this and much more.
- Learn to How to Inhale and How to Use Inhaler correctly
- Practice with your device camera
- Retain correct technique with better medical outcomes
- Save your time and cost