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Inhaler and nebuliser technique for people with a learning disability

Clark, Samuel J and Pawlyn, Jillian (2019). Inhaler and nebuliser technique for people with a learning disability. Learning Disability Practice, 22(1)

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Abstract

Healthcare professionals who support people who require an inhaler or nebuliser need to know how to use the devices, monitor and assess patients’ inhaler techniques effectively. Often, people have inadequate inhaler techniques, which can lead to poor management of their respiratory condition, increased signs and symptoms, reduced quality of life and increased use of primary/secondary care services and treatment costs. This article explains how to use inhalers and nebulisers appropriately and considers some of the challenges for children and adults with a learning disability. It also describes some devices and assessment tools, and explores assessment/review methods to help ensure people use their inhalers/nebulisers successfully.

Item Type: Journal Item
ISSN: 1465-8712
Extra Information: Since acceptance there have been some changes to the location of the videos in the time out activities, these are now accessed via links within this page https://www.asthma.org.uk/advice/inhaler-videos/
Keywords: asthma; autism; Down’s syndrome; learning disability; lung disease; respiratory; self-care
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Health, Wellbeing and Social Care > Nursing
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Health, Wellbeing and Social Care
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Item ID: 58384
Depositing User: Jillian Pawlyn
Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2018 11:22
Last Modified: 02 May 2019 10:35
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/58384
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