In this month’s issue of our newsletter, The Clinician, we shared with you an article entitled “The Medication Management of COPD in Hospice Patients”, which reviewed the treatment of end-stage COPD and discussed rational and effective ways to combine inhaled medications. In the article we emphasized the importance of proper inhaler technique in delivering safe and effective medication doses. When patients don’t use their inhalers properly, they don’t benefit from them as much as they should, and may be more susceptible to certain side effects (such as thrush, which can occur when inhaled corticosteroids deposit in the mouth instead of in the lungs).
As hospice care providers, we should know exactly how inhalers should be used so that we are able to assess and educate our patients in proper inhaler technique. This can be quite challenging when each inhaler has its own specific instructions. So, as promised in the newsletter article, what we are providing here are inhaler-specific usage instructions. These can be downloaded and printed for nurses, patients, caregivers, or anyone who would like instructions on proper inhaler technique. Simply click on the name of the inhaler to download the usage instructions.
This list includes all brand-name metered dose inhalers (MDIs) and dry powder inhalers (DPIs). It does not include nebulized medications, since all nebulized medications are used in essentially the same way, and instructions will depend more upon the type of nebulizer than on the medication being used.
If you would like a copy of “The Medication Management of COPD in Hospice Patients”, please contact us!
|i would say the acne med is too hot. I wouldnt use that stuff .just bceuase it says its for zits doesnt mean its good for them.as i tell all teens go to walmart .cosmetic section, get that whitish or pickish spade shaped stiff facial sponge..its palm size ..its about 2$ lightly scrub your face for 1 min every 3 days ..the ruff edges of that sponge rips the zits out of your skin ..but dont be fooled by its soft feeling the first time ..if you scrub too long you will scrub your face raw so only 1 minute every 3 days you wont have another zit with it.leave those zit medications for the store shelf ..soap water and your facial sponge is all you need.jean
Posted 2/17/2013 12:36:19 AM
| July 29, 2011I fully trust that as the transition time moves frroawd and the hole in the universe opens, that you will feel the peace of your prayers your mom's freedom from pain, and your full awareness of the spectacular job you and your family are doing. I'm thinking of y'all (hey, I lived in Baltimore for a while) tonight.J
Posted 2/15/2013 06:26:02 PM
|Well what are you interested in?You can get a mtaesrs or doctorate and become a professor. You could become an NP, a midwife, a psychiatric NP, an anesthetist, a legal consultant. You could go work as a nurse in a different setting a school or prison, for example. You could go into a different field that builds on your nursing education like PA school, or becoming a clinical therapist.
Posted 8/5/2012 06:01:13 PM
|My apologies to anyone who tried to open any of the individual inhaler instructions... the links were not working properly. I have repaired all of the links and the attachments should now be accessible. Please let me know if you have any more trouble.
-- Julia Harder
Posted 6/2/2012 06:38:40 PM
|Very interested in inhaler article. Unable to open any of the individual inhaler instructions.
-- Catie Maurer Baak
Posted 6/2/2012 06:38:20 PM
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