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)
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 HandihalerÂ® or.. The access to the whole abstract and the presentation file is available to FIP members and to congress participants of that specific congress.