Techniques and Tools of the Trade: Hands-on Training to Improve Management of Asthma and COPD – June 29, 2015

Participants work in small groups and receive hands-on training to properly administer common and newer asthma and COPD medications. Each participant receives:

  • Placebo inhalers/devices
  • Fact sheets for each medication
  • Checklists for proper technique for each device
  • Feedback on his/her own inhaler technique with each device

Devices that are be covered include: Aerolizer, Diskus, Ellipta, Flexhaler, Handihaler, Respimat, Twisthaler, Metered-dose Inhaler, Spacer, Peak Flow Meter and Nebulizer.

Program Objectives

  • Provide participants with their own teaching kit of placebo/devices, medication fact sheets, and device checklists to teach their patients to properly administer their asthma and COPD medications.
  • Demonstrate the technique to properly administer asthma and COPD medications.
  • Evaluate skills of each participant to properly administer asthma and COPD medications using a checklist.

Agenda

Registration, Exhibits and Breakfast

Welcome and Introduction to the Seminar

Demonstration and Teach-Back – Peak flow meters, Metered-dose Inhalers, Spacers, and Nebulizers

Exhibits and Networking

Demonstration, Practice and Question and Answer – Twisthaler, Aerolizer, Handihaler, Respimat, Ellipta, Diskus, and Flexhaler 

Evaluation


Exhibits and Sponsors:

This meeting was made possible, in part, from funding received from Illinois Department of Public Health and American Lung Association of Greater Chicago.

Exhibitors:
AstraZeneca
Boehringer Ingelheim
Boston Scientific
Meda Pharmaceuticals
Monaghan Medical Corporation