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Asthma: patient counselling points

Asthma: patient counselling points

From this module you will learn about:

  • Counselling patients on inhaler technique
  • What to discuss in a new medicine service (NMS) consultation
  • What to do in an asthma emergency
  • Information and advice to offer patients

To refresh your knowledge, read C+D’s modules on asthma: causes and diagnosis and management of asthma, side effects and interactions.

Download a printable PDF of this module – including the five-minute test – here.

Inhaler technique

Inhaler technique should be checked regularly at annual respiratory reviews or by the pharmacist.

As part of inhaler technique counselling, you should make patients aware that loose objects may not be visible in the inhaler and a thorough check of the inside of the mouthpiece should be made before inhaling a dose. The cover must be replaced

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