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Resource of the Month: The COPD Foundation Inhaler Video Series

Posted on March 31, 2016   |   
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In a series of brief videos, the COPD Foundation’s Director of Education Scott Cerreta provides an overview of inhalers and their use and demonstrates 11 different inhalers. All of these videos are free to the user and can be watched an unlimited number of times via the Foundation’s YouTube channel. Included is a description of the inhaler type, the type of medication it delivers, and both audio and video instructions on its use*. Take a look!

COPD Foundation Inhaler Video

Introduction to Inhalers – (8 minutes 6 seconds) This is the place to start! Learn basic information about the three common types of inhalers: Metered-Dose Inhalers (MDIs), single-dose Dry-Powder Inhalers (DPIs) and multi-dose Dry-Powder Inhalers (DPIs). Which ones require cleaning? Which ones require you to rinse your mouth after taking? Which ones can cause skin and eye irritation? All this and more will be answered in this Introduction video.

Aerolizer Inhaler – (2 minutes 33 seconds) This is a single-dose dry-powder inhaler and it delivers the medication Foradil.

Twisthaler Inhaler – (2 minutes 16 seconds) The Twisthaler delivers medication in a multi-dose dry-powder inhaler. It delivers the medicine Asmanex.

RespiClick Inhaler – (1 minute 33 seconds) The RespiClick delivers medication in a multi-dose dry-powder inhaler. It delivers the medicine, Albuterol. Special Note: This device looks like a typical MDI, but it is a DPI and therefore should not be used with a spacer.

Pressair Inhaler – (1 minute 56 seconds) The Pressair delivers medication in a multi-dose dry-powder inhaler. It delivers the medicine Tudorza (green button and cap).

Neohaler Inhaler – (2 minutes 15 seconds) The Neohaler delivers medication in multi-dose dry-powder inhaler. It delivers the following medications: Arcapta (pink pinchers), Utibron (yellow pinchers) and Seebri (orange pinchers). 

HandiHaler Inhaler – (2 minutes 39 seconds) The HandiHaler delivers medication in a single-dose dry-powder inhaler. It delivers the medicine Spiriva.

Flexhaler Inhaler – (1 minute 58 seconds) The Flexhaler delivers medication in a multi-dose dry-powder inhaler. It delivers the medicine Pulmicort.

Ellipta Inhaler – (1 minute 40 seconds) The Ellipta delivers medication in a multi-dose dry-powder inhaler to help you breathe easier. It delivers the following medications: Anoro (red cap), Arunity (orange cap), Breo (blue cap) and Incruse (green cap).

Diskus Inhaler (1 minute 26 seconds) This is a multi-dose dry-powder inhaler and it delivers the medications: Advair, Flovent and Serevent.

COPD Foundation Inhaler Video

MDI with Spacer Technique (2 minutes 16 seconds) This is a pressurized MDI used with a valve holding chamber to increase the amount of medication delivered to the lungs and it delivers the medications: Albuterol, Advair, Alvesco, Atrovent, Combivent, Dulera, Flovent, ProAir, Proventil, QVAR, Symbicort, Ventolin, and Xopenex.

MDI Closed-Mouth Technique – (2 minutes 12 seconds) This is a pressurized MDI that and it delivers the medications: Albuterol, Advair, Alvesco, Atrovent, Combivent, Dulera, Flovent, ProAir, Proventil, QVAR, Symbicort, Ventolin, and Xopenex.

In lieu of providing patients with direct links to the content, you can help them to find the videos by following three easy steps.

  1. Go to YouTube.com
  2. Search for “COPD Foundation”
  3. Look through the “Uploads” or “Videos” sections to find the particular video in which they are interested.

We hope you and your COPD patients will find these videos helpful!

*The Respimat video is being rerecorded and will be posted as soon as possible.

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  • Way to go Scott. Very nicely done videos.
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  • Scott, this is a great video set, congratulations and hope everyone rechecks in to be sure they are using their inhalers correctly- they are tricky for sure.
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