Advanced Inhaler Technique Training

NEW Devon CCG are providing accredited inhaler technique training for practice nurses, pharmacists and other Healthcare professionals working in the area.

 There has been a growing recognition within the health service that training healthcare professionals in effective inhaler technique, and the use of these skills in consultations with respiratory patients, can have a dramatic effect on patient outcomes in terms of effective control of their condition.

 The individuals offering this training have been accredited to deliver ‘Advanced Inhaler Technique’ training. This training was provided by Cardiff School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences working with the leading expert in inhaler technique, Jon Bell, to develop a quality assured and sustainable educational programme.

We would like to invite you to ‘Advanced Inhaler technique Training’. Attending this training event will enable you to:  

  • Describe the mechanism of different inhalers
  • Explain how inspiratory flow can effect drug delivery for different inhalers
  • Counsel a patient on the correct use of all inhalers
  • Check a patient’s metered dose inhaler technique using the Aerosol Inhalation Monitor (AIM)
  • Select the appropriate inhaler for a patient using the In-check device

The training is being held on Wednesday 19th October 2016, 6.30pm – 8.30pm at Portmore Golf Park, Landkey Road, Barnstaple, EX32 9LB.

  • 6.30pm – Registration and hot buffet provided
  • 7.00pm – Prompt start time
  • 8.30pm – Finish (Dependent on group size)

(Please note that if the minimum attendance is not met the event will be cancelled). 

To book on to this training session please email detailing your name, position and the practice/pharmacy name by no later than Friday 30th September 2016.

This event will be delivered by the Medicines Optimisation team although funded by a limited number of pharmaceutical companies including; Chiesi, Pfizer, GSK and Teva UK who currently have inhaled respiratory products listed on the local Joint Formulary. Please note that these companies will have no input into the design or content of the event but will be in attendance at the event and will provide sponsorship via the provision of exhibition stands. There will be no delegate access to the golf or entertainment facilities on the night of the event. 


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