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Inhaler technique in older patients with copd: pharmacist intervention in portugal

  • At: 2014 FIP Congress in Bangkok (Thailand)
  • Type: Poster
  • By: MADEIRA, Anabela (National Association of Pharmacies (ANF), Pharmacy Services Department (DSF), Lisboa, Portugal)
  • Co-author(s): Costa, Suzete (Centre for Health Evaluation & Research (CEFAR), Lisboa, Portugal)
    Torre, Carla (Centre for Health Evaluation & Research (CEFAR), Lisboa, Portugal)
    Santos, Cristina (National Association of Pharmacies (ANF), Lisboa, Portugal)
    Santos, Duarte (Board, Lisboa, Portugal)
    Ferreira, Pedro (Board, Lisboa, Portugal)
  • Abstract:

    Background information:
    Inhalation therapy is a major component of the COPD treatment. Errors in inhaler technique are very common and can impact drug delivery to the lungs.
    In 2012, a 5-month pharmacy-based pilot intervention comprising 3 patient scheduled visits was tested to promote the correct inhalation technique when using Handihaler® or..

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Last update 4 October 2019

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