Recommendation ID

Monitoring inhaler technique:- What is the current frequency and the current method being used to check the inhaler technique of people with asthma? What is the optimal frequency and the best method of checking inhaler technique to improve clinical outcomes for people with asthma?

Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)

Why this is important:- Knowing and understanding how to use an inhaler properly is the cornerstone of asthma management and symptom control. There has been an increase in the types of inhaler devices and the types of delivery system available. The various types of drugs for asthma control are also available in different inhaler devices on their own and in a combination of 2 drugs. It is therefore vital for patients to learn the proper inhaler technique for their device to ensure optimum drug
delivery to the lungs for asthma control.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Asthma: diagnosis, monitoring and chronic asthma management
Date issued
November 2017

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No  
Last Reviewed 30/11/2017