How do you administer a spacer with an inhaler?
Breathe in Slowly
- Put the spacer between your teeth and close your lips tightly around it.
- Keep your chin up.
- Start breathing in slowly through your mouth.
- Spray one puff into the spacer by pressing down on the inhaler.
- Keep breathing in slowly. Breathe as deeply as you can.
How many breaths should be taken in and out of an AeroChamber?
Put your mouth tight on the mouthpiece of the AeroChamber. Push the inhaler once, while you breathe in and out slowly 4 to 6 times with your mouth on the mouthpiece. When you breathe in too fast, you will hear a whistle sound. This is an alarm to tell you to slow down when you are breathing in.
What is the purpose of an AeroChamber?
The AeroChamber is a device that attaches to a pressurized aerosol inhaler. The AeroChamber holds the medication while you breathe it into your lungs. Shake the inhaler well before each use.
How do you use Aerochamber spacer?
HOW TO USE YOUR SPACER WITHOUT A MASK:
- Remove the cap from the end of the inhaler.
- Insert the inhaler mouthpiece into the round opening in the rubber ring at the end of the spacer.
- Holding the spacer and inhaler tightly, shake it 3 or 4 times.
- Gently breathe out.
- Spray one puff of medicine into the spacer.
How do you use an inhaler with a mouthpiece?
Why does my spacer whistle?
If you notice your spacer making a whistling sound, that means you’re breathing in too fast. If you need to take another dose, take the mouthpiece or mask away from your face, wait 30 seconds to a minute and shake the inhaler again.
Is an AeroChamber the same as a spacer?
A holding chamber or “spacer”, such as an Aerochamber® helps your child use a metered dose inhaler (MDI). Metered Dose Inhalers are used to get medicine directly into the lungs where it is needed. This allows the medicine to work quicker than the same type of medicine taken by liquid or pill form.
What is the difference between a spacer and a holding chamber?
A spacer does not suspend the medication, so you must still coordinate your breath to begin slightly before actuating the MDI. However, a valved holding chamber uses a one-way valve to trap and suspend particles of medication long enough to be inhaled over a period of a few seconds.