Turn the inhaler on its side. Breathe in slowly and deeply through your mouth, while pressing the dose release button. Remove the inhaler from your mouth, and hold your breath for about 10 seconds, if you can, then breathe out slowly. Close the cap, and store in a cool, dry place. Steps for a Pressair Inhaler (DPI) Not Done Unsatisfactory Satisfactory Remove the protective cap by lightly squeezing the arrows on each side and pulling outwards. Make sure the mouthpiece is clean and not clogged. Hold with the green button facing straight up; do not tilt. Press and release the green button. Check the control window to make sure the dose is ready for inhalation; it should change from red to green. Breathe out slowly and completely away from the inhaler. Place the mouthpiece in your mouth and breathe in quickly and deeply, until you hear a “click” sound. Keep breathing in, even after you hear the “click”, to make sure you get the full dose. Remove the inhaler, and hold your breath for as long as is comfortable. Then breathe out slowly. Check that the control window has changed from green to red, to insure that you have inhaled your full dose. Place the protective cap back onto the inhaler. Replace the inhaler 45 days after you took the inhaler out of the sealed pouch, or when the counter reaches “0”, whichever comes first. Store in a cool, dry place. Keep away from moisture.
Steps for a Peak Flow Meter Not Done Unsatisfactory Satisfactory Move/shake the marker to the bottom of the numbered scale. Stand or sit-up straight. Take a deep breath, filling your lungs all the way. Hold your breath while you place the mouthpiece in your mouth, between your teeth. Close your lips around it, and do not place your tongue inside the hole. Blow out as hard and fast as you can in a single breath. Write down the number, and move/shake the marker back to the bottom of the numbered scale. Repeat these steps two more times. Write down the highest of the three numbers in a log, and take to your next doctor’s appointment. Take your peak flow when your asthma is under good control. If you cough or did not do the steps right, do not write down the number; do it over again.
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- Fall '19
- metered-dose inhaler, Pressair Inhaler