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Inhaler technique – Easi-Breathe

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  1. Hold the Easibreathe inhaler upright. Do not cover the air vents on the top of the device.
  2. Shake the Easibreathe inhaler. Open the mouthpiece cover. The dose is ready for use.
  3. Breathe out gently as far as comfortable and away from the device.
  4. Keep the Easibreathe inhaler upright. Put the mouthpiece in your mouth and close your lips around it.
  5. Breathe in slowly and steadily through your mouth. Do not stop breathing when the Easibreathe inhaler releases the dose. Continue taking a deep breath.
  6. Remove the Easibreathe inhaler from your mouth and hold your breath for up to 10 seconds or as long as comfortable, then breathe out slowly. If your inhaler contains a steroid ingredient, you should rinse your mouth with water or brush your teeth after using it; this is to prevent infections such oral thrush.
  7. For a second dose, wait 30 seconds before repeating steps 1 to 6. Replace mouthpiece cover after use.

Looking after your inhaler


Clean the mouthpiece of the inhaler once a week using a clean, dry tissue or cloth. Do not wash or put any part of your inhaler in water.


References


7 Steps to Success, Inhaler Technique (2014) (adapted).

Asthma UK, ‘How to use your inhaler’ videos.

Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland, “My Lungs My Life” videos.

‘Getting the basics right, Inhaler Technique’. Primary Care Respiratory Society (2016).


For further support and information, please contact:


Royal Sussex County Hospital COPD Nurse Specialist: 01273 523109.

Worthing Hospital Respiratory Nurse Specialists: 01903 205111. Extension: 85858.

St Richard’s Hospital Respiratory Nurse Specialists: 01243 788122. Extension: 32395.

You can also contact your community pharmacist or practice nurse for advice.



This information is intended for patients receiving care in Brighton & Hove or Haywards Heath.

The information here is for guidance purposes only and is in no way intended to replace professional clinical advice by a qualified practitioner.


Publication Date: September 2021

Review Date: March 2024

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