Asthma: Using a Diskus inhalerAAsthma: Using a Diskus inhalerAsthma: Using a Diskus inhalerEnglishRespiratoryChild (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, RPh5.6000000000000076.4000000000000460.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ConditionsHealth A-Z<p>A Diskus inhaler delivers asthma medicine in powder form and is suitable for children over eight years of age. Learn how to properly use a Diskus inhaler.</p><p> Another way that your child can receive their asthma medicine is through a Diskus inhaler. </p><h2> Key points </h2><ul><li> A Diskus inhaler dispenses asthma medicine in a powder through a flat, round device. </li><li> The inhaler has a dose counter window on its side that tells you how many doses are left. </li><li> The Diskus is appropriate for children over age eight.<br></li></ul>
Asthme: comment utiliser un inhalateur DiskusAAsthme: comment utiliser un inhalateur DiskusAsthma: Using a Diskus InhalerFrenchRespiratoryChild (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, RPh5.0000000000000079.0000000000000373.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z <p>Un inhalateur Diskus administre le médicament contre l’asthme sous forme de poudre et est adapté aux enfants âgés de plus de 8 ans. Découvrez comment utiliser adéquatement un inhalateur Diskus.</p><p>Un autre moyen par lequel votre enfant peut recevoir son médicament contre l’asthme est à l’aide d’un inhalateur Diskus.</p><h2> À retenir </h2> <ul><li> Un inhalateur Diskus administre le médicament contre l’asthme sous forme de poudre au moyen d’un appareil plat et arrondi. </li> <li> L’inhalateur est équipé d’un compteur de dose muni d’une fenêtre sur son côté qui indique le nombre de doses restantes. </li> <li> L’appareil Diskus est adapté aux enfants âgés de plus de 8 ans. </li></ul>

 

 

 

 

Asthma: Using a Diskus inhaler1479.00000000000Asthma: Using a Diskus inhalerAsthma: Using a Diskus inhalerAEnglishRespiratoryChild (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, RPh5.6000000000000076.4000000000000460.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ConditionsHealth A-Z<p>A Diskus inhaler delivers asthma medicine in powder form and is suitable for children over eight years of age. Learn how to properly use a Diskus inhaler.</p><p> Another way that your child can receive their asthma medicine is through a Diskus inhaler. </p><div class="akh-series"><div class="row"><div class="col-md-12"><h2>What is a Diskus inhaler?</h2> <figure><span class="asset-image-title">Diskus inhaler</span><img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/Diskus_EQUIP_ILL_EN.jpg" alt="The mouthpiece, tab, thumb grip and dose counter on a Diskus inhaler" /> </figure> <p>A Diskus inhaler is a flat, round device that is used to deliver asthma medicines in powder form. It has a dose counter window so you can see how many doses are left. A Diskus inhaler is appropriate for children who are about eight years old or over. </p></div></div></div><h2> Key points </h2><ul><li> A Diskus inhaler dispenses asthma medicine in a powder through a flat, round device. </li><li> The inhaler has a dose counter window on its side that tells you how many doses are left. </li><li> The Diskus is appropriate for children over age eight.<br></li></ul><h2>How to use a Diskus inhaler</h2><p>Your child can follow these steps when taking medicine with a Diskus.</p><ul class="akh-steps"><li> <figure><img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/HowToUse_Diskus_01_EQUIP_ILL_EN.jpg" alt="Pushing down on thumb grip of Diskus inhaler" /> </figure> <h3>Step 1: Open the Diskus</h3><p>Hold the Diskus inhaler in one hand.</p><p>Put the thumb of your other hand into the thumb grip, which is a hollow spot that fits your thumb tightly.</p><p>Push your thumb away from you until you hear a click. You should be able to see the mouthpiece and the tab beside it.<br></p></li></ul> <br> <ul class="akh-steps"><li> <figure><img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/HowToUse_Diskus_02_EQUIP_ILL_EN.jpg" alt="Placing first finger on thumb grip of Diskus inhaler and using thumb to slide tab down toward the first finger" /> </figure> <h3>Step 2: Get the medicine ready</h3><p>Hold the Diskus inhaler in one hand.</p><p>With your other hand, put your first finger in the thumb grip and the thumb on the tab.</p><p>Slide the tab away from you, toward your first finger, until you hear a click. This means the medicine is ready.</p><p>To prevent the dose from getting lost, do not drop or bang the Diskus inhaler.</p> <br> </li></ul> <br> <ul class="akh-steps"><li> <figure><img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/HowToUse_Diskus_03_EQUIP_ILL_EN.jpg" alt="Placing mouthpiece of Diskus inhaler into mouth" /> </figure> <h3>Step 3: Take the medicine</h3><p>Breathe out.</p><p>Wrap your lips tightly around the mouthpiece of the Diskus inhaler.</p><p>Breathe in quickly and deeply.</p></li></ul> <br> <ul class="akh-steps"><li> <figure> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/HowToUse_Diskus_04_EQUIP_ILL_EN.jpg" alt="Holding breath and counting to ten" /> </figure> <p>Take the Diskus inhaler out of your mouth.</p><p>Hold your breath while you count to 10 slowly.</p></li></ul> <br> <ul class="akh-steps"><li> <figure><img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/HowToUse_Diskus_05_EQUIP_ILL_EN.jpg" alt="Exhaling through nose" /></figure> <p>Breathe out slowly through your nose.</p></li></ul> <br> <ul class="akh-steps"><li> <figure> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/HowToUse_Diskus_06_EQUIP_ILL_EN.jpg" alt="Pushing up on thumb grip with the thumb" /> </figure> <h3> Step 4: Close the Diskus </h3><p>Close the Diskus inhaler by holding it in one hand.</p><p>With the other hand, put the thumb back into the thumb grip.</p><p>Slide the thumb grip toward you until you hear a click.</p></li></ul><p>The Diskus inhaler is now ready for the next time you need to take your medicine for asthma.</p><p>Keep your Diskus inhaler in a dry storage area at room temperature. </p><h2>How do you know how much medicine is left in your child’s Diskus inhaler?</h2><p>Always check how much medicine is left in the Diskus by looking at the dose counter at the side of the Diskus inhaler.</p><p>The counter starts at 60 doses. Each time a dose of medicine is taken, the counter will count backward by 1 dose.</p> <br>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/HowToUse_Diskus_02_EQUIP_ILL_EN.jpgAsthma: Using a Diskus inhalerFalse