SESSION TITLE: Education, Research, and Quality Improvement II
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster
PRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
PURPOSE: To assess the knowledge of hospitalized patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or Asthma on the utilization of Diskus® or Metered Dose Inhaler (MDI).
METHODS: 50 patients admitted to Lenox hill hospital during the month of February 2016 with a history of COPD or asthma on treatment with a MDI or Diskus® were assessed on their inhaler technique for their home medication. A validated checklist measuring essential steps required for adequate drug delivery for each device was used.