Focusing on the Patient: A Primer on Medication Delivery via Inhaler Devices
After participating in this educational activity, participants should be better able to:
- Identify key technical and logistical distinctions between various nasally and orally inhaled devices available for a given diagnosis
- Choose the most effective inhaler device and medication preferred by the patient
- Assess the patient’s profile to select the most effective device type for medication delivery
- Utilize a patient education module within the clinical setting to educate patients about the proper use of their prescribed inhaler device
The clinical practice of medicine involves a continual balance of evidence-based information applied to clinically complex scenarios amongst the human factors of fears, preferences, results, and economics. As clinicians, we often find ourselves frustrated with our patients’ lack of results and misuse of or suboptimal compliance to the therapeutic options. This continuing education module focuses on the clinicians’ skills, resources, tools and approaches for more optimal choice, use, and thus better outcomes, involving inhaled medications.
This activity has expired and is no longer available for CME; however, we hope you still enjoy the education.