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An Observational Assessment of Inhaler Technique in Older Patients

Sara Qasim Bughio; Michele Pisano; Judith Beizer; Liron Sinvani; Martin Lesser; Christian Nouryan; Gisele Wolf-Klein
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Northwell Health Systems, Valley Stream, NY


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;150(4_S):601A. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.08.693
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SESSION TITLE: Education

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PRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 02:45 PM - 04:15 PM

PURPOSE: The purpose of our study was to evaluate Dry Powder Inhaler (DPI) and Metered-Dose Inhaler (MDI) use in older patients.Our aim was to assess the proportion of correct inhaler techniques executed by patients above 65 years of age, identify patients’ perceived comfort level vs actual accurate technique, identify the barriers to achieving proper inhaler technique, identify any demographics associated with poor technique.

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