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Respiratory Medications for Inhalation Available in Canada

Description: The Lung Health Foundation’s Respiratory Medications for Inhalation Available in Canada categorizes respiratory medications for inhalation based upon availability, dose, device, dose counter features, and price. Relevant to Ontario-based clinicians, it also includes coverage through the Ontario Drug Benefit.

Patient Decision Aid: Inhalers for Asthma

Description: Healthcare providers can use this decision aid to help people with asthma make informed decisions about their choice of inhaler in relation to its contribution to climate change. The information is consistent with the NICE guideline on asthma and the SIGN/BTS guideline on asthma and is based on the best available evidence.

Inhaler Resources

Description: This suite of resources was produced by Lung Sask to provide information and education on inhaler use for patients, across a range of devices.

How to Properly Use an Inhaler

Description: This online tool provides a collection of videos that teach users how to use inhalers/puffers properly. Videos are available in English and French and are developed for adults and children.

Delivery Device Instructions

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.

CoP Sustainable Inhaler Initiative

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.

Asthma Medications

Description: The Asthma Medications tool by RESPTREC and Lung Sask is an infographic tool that provides a list of available asthma medications, according to the categories of corticosteroids, combination inhalers, and bronchodilators.