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Description: The CoP Sustainable Inhaler Initiative is a project that helps make providers more aware of the climate impact of inhalers and supports sustainable prescription of inhalers. This initiative offers a variety of resources that encourage suitable prescribing practices for inhalers, encourage environmentally preferable alternatives to MDIs, facilitate appropriate inhaler technique, and practice sustainable recovery and recycling of inhalers.

Owner/Author: University of Toronto
Year: 2022
Patient Population: Adult
Format: Website

Decision Support Guidance

Who might use this tool?

  • Pediatricians
  • Family Physicians
  • General Practitioners
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Pharmacists
  • Certified Respiratory Educators

When might they use this tool?

  • When considering the use of inhalers for treating asthma

Why might they use this tool?

  • To reduce unnecessary use of metered-dose inhalers for climate mitigation and quality improvement

What are important considerations when using this tool?

  • This tool provides resources (e.g., sample prescription renewal request letters, inhaler usage resources, tracking tools, and more)

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