SESSION TITLE: Educator Breakout session
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Slide
PRESENTED ON: Monday, October 24, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
PURPOSE: Inhaler technique is an important component of optimal control of asthma and COPD. Evidence suggests that 50-90% of patients use their inhalers improperly and that detailed training alone is insufficient for maintaining correct inhaler technique with each device. Currently, there are no objective assessments or treatment guidelines to direct clinicians in selecting the optimal inhaler delivery device. The purpose of this pilot study is to evaluate the effects of the addition of a pulmonary clinic pharmacist to assess inhaler technique and to optimize inhaler regimens using a Vitalograph Aerosol Inhalation MonitorTM (VAIM).