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Description: An educational resource that provides patients with information on how to use and care for their inhaler. It provides information to assess asthma factors, the relationship of asthma to work, occupational asthma, and work-exacerbated asthma.

Owner/Author: RESPTREC/Lung Sask
Patient Population: Adult
Format: PDF

Decision Support Guidance

Who might use this tool?

  • Prescribing health care providers
  • Family Physicians
  • Academic Healthcare Professionals
  • Certified Respiratory Educators
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program Staff
  • Registered Respiratory Therapists
  • Although intended for healthcare providers, asthma patients and their caregivers can use this tool to take their health care providers to discuss medication options

When might they use this tool?

  • When a patient is newly diagnosed with asthma and starting medications
  • When a patient is switching asthma medications
  • When a patient’s asthma is not well controlled

Why might they use this tool?

  • To ensure that a patient is using their delivery device(s) properly and receiving all their medications to manage their asthma

What are important considerations when using this tool?

  • These instructional sheets include written and visual cues/information to aid in learning
  • This tool is provided in several formats (e.g., it is online and downloadable)
  • This tool is available in English, French, Cree, Dene

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