Asthma: Caring for the metered-dose inhaler (MDI) and spacerAAsthma: Caring for the metered-dose inhaler (MDI) and spacerAsthma: Caring for the metered-dose inhaler (MDI) and spacerEnglishRespiratoryChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)LungsRespiratory systemDrug treatmentAdult (19+)NA2009-01-29T05:00:00ZSharon Dell, BEng, MD, FRCPC;Bonnie Fleming-Carroll, MN, ACNP, CAE;Jennifer Leaist, RN, BScN;Rishita Peterson, RN, BScN, MN;Gurjit Sangha, RN, MN;James Tjon, BScPhm, PharmD, RPh5.0000000000000081.0000000000000342.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Proper care and cleaning are necessary to ensure that your metered dose inhaler (MDI) and spacer are effective. Learn how to care for your MDI and spacer.</p><p> Your child's MDI and spacer need proper care and cleaning in order to dispense medicine effectively. Caring for the MDI and spacer is a simple process that involves a few regular steps. </p><h2> Key points </h2><ul><li>Taking care of your child's metered-dose inhaler (MDI) and spacer is very simple and only involves a few steps. </li><li> If you think there is a problem with the spacer, a doctor, nurse, pharmacist or respiratory therapist can tell you if it is working properly.</li></ul>
Asthme: comment prendre soin de l’aérosol doseur et de l’espaceurAAsthme: comment prendre soin de l’aérosol doseur et de l’espaceurAsthma: Caring for the Metered-Dose Inhaler (MDI) and SpacerFrenchRespiratoryChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)LungsRespiratory systemDrug treatmentAdult (19+)NA2009-01-29T05:00:00ZSharon Dell, BEng, MD, FRCPCBonnie Fleming-Carroll, MN, ACNP, CAEJennifer Leaist, RN, BScNRishita Peterson, RN, BScN, MNGurjit Sangha, RN, MNJames Tjon, BScPhm, PharmD, RPh5.0000000000000081.0000000000000342.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Une attention particulière doit être apportée aux soins et au nettoyage de votre aérosol doseur et de son espaceur afin de s’assurer qu’ils demeurent efficaces. Découvrez comment entretenir votre aérosol doseur et son espaceur.</p><p>L’aérosol doseur et l’espaceur de votre enfant doivent être entretenus et nettoyés avec soin afin de s’assurer qu’ils administrent le médicament de manière efficace. Entretenir votre aérosol doseur et son espaceur est un processus simple qui implique quelques étapes typiques. </p><h2> À retenir </h2> <ul><li> Entretenir l’aérosol doseur et l’espaceur de votre enfant est très simple et ne nécessite que quelques étapes.</li> <li> Si vous pensez qu’il existe un problème avec l’espaceur, un médecin, un infirmier, un pharmacien ou un inhalothérapeute peut vérifier s’il fonctionne correctement.</li></ul>

 

 

Asthma: Caring for the metered-dose inhaler (MDI) and spacer1478.00000000000Asthma: Caring for the metered-dose inhaler (MDI) and spacerAsthma: Caring for the metered-dose inhaler (MDI) and spacerAEnglishRespiratoryChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)LungsRespiratory systemDrug treatmentAdult (19+)NA2009-01-29T05:00:00ZSharon Dell, BEng, MD, FRCPC;Bonnie Fleming-Carroll, MN, ACNP, CAE;Jennifer Leaist, RN, BScN;Rishita Peterson, RN, BScN, MN;Gurjit Sangha, RN, MN;James Tjon, BScPhm, PharmD, RPh5.0000000000000081.0000000000000342.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Proper care and cleaning are necessary to ensure that your metered dose inhaler (MDI) and spacer are effective. Learn how to care for your MDI and spacer.</p><p> Your child's MDI and spacer need proper care and cleaning in order to dispense medicine effectively. Caring for the MDI and spacer is a simple process that involves a few regular steps. </p><h2> Key points </h2><ul><li>Taking care of your child's metered-dose inhaler (MDI) and spacer is very simple and only involves a few steps. </li><li> If you think there is a problem with the spacer, a doctor, nurse, pharmacist or respiratory therapist can tell you if it is working properly.</li></ul><h2>How to care for your child’s metered-dose inhaler<br></h2><ul><li>Make sure the cap is on the MDI when your child is not using it.</li><li>Make sure the hole where the medicine comes out is not plugged. Use a dry cloth or tissue to wipe off any powder around the hole or in it.</li><li>Store the MDI at room temperature. Do not let it get cold or hot. If it gets cold, warm it with your hands only.</li><li>Always check the expiry date of the MDI before use.</li><li>Write on the metal canister the date when the MDI is first used.</li></ul><p>Your child’s MDI is empty when:</p><ul><li>It feels very light.</li><li>There is almost no sound from the canister when you shake it.</li></ul><p>Note: You can keep count of the number of puffs your child takes regularly and compare this number to the total number of doses on the label. Some MDIs have dose counters that let you know how many doses are left in the canister.</p><h2>How to care for your child’s spacer</h2><p>Washing your child’s spacer is very simple. Try to do it before using it for the first time, and then every week after that.</p> <br> <ul class="akh-steps"><li> <figure> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/HowTo_Care_For_Spacer_1_EQUIP_ILL_EN.jpg" alt="" /> </figure> <p>Take the MDI adapter (the rubber back piece that lets the MDI fit in) off the spacer. Do not take off the mask or mouthpiece.</p></li><li><br><br> <figure> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/HowTo_Care_For_Spacer_2_EQUIP_ILL_EN.jpg" alt="" /></figure> <p>Soak the adapter and the spacer in lukewarm water with mild dish detergent.</p><p>Gently shake both parts so soapy water can get into all the parts.</p><p>Rinse both parts in clean water.</p><p>Shake off excess water. Do not use a towel.</p></li><li><br><br> <figure> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/HowTo_Care_For_Spacer_3_EQUIP_ILL_EN.jpg" alt="" /> </figure> <p>Stand the spacer up in an upright position and let it air dry.</p><p>Put the adapter back onto the spacer when both parts are completely dry.</p><p>Do not wash your child’s spacer in a dishwasher.</p></li></ul><p>If you think there might be a problem with your child’s spacer, or if you have been using it for one year, have someone check it. A doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or respiratory therapist who teaches you about asthma can tell you if the spacer is working properly.</p>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/HowTo_Care_For_Spacer_3_EQUIP_ILL_EN.jpgAsthma: Caring for the metered-dose inhaler (MDI) and spacer

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