Asthma: Using a TurbuhalerAAsthma: Using a TurbuhalerAsthma: Using a TurbuhalerEnglishRespiratoryChild (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, RPh5.0000000000000077.0000000000000497.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>A Turbuhaler is used as a means of delivering asthma medicine in powder form to children over 10 years of age. Learn more about Turbuhalers.</p><p> The Turbuhaler is a way for children over age 10 to receive their asthma medicine. </p><h2> Key points </h2><ul><li> The Turbuhaler inhaler dispenses medicine in a powder through a white cylinder. </li><li> The Turbuhaler is suitable for children over age 10. </li><li> When the red mark first appears in the window on the side of the Turbuhaler, there are 20 doses left. The red mark will fall to the bottom of the window when the cylinder is empty. </li></ul><br>
Asthme: comment utiliser un TurbuhalerAAsthme: comment utiliser un TurbuhalerAsthma: Using a TurbuhalerFrenchRespiratoryChild (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, RPh5.0000000000000077.0000000000000497.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Un Turbuhaler est un moyen d’administrer un médicament contre l’asthme sous forme de poudre aux enfants âgés de plus de 10 ans. Découvrez les Turbuhalers. </p><p> Le Turbuhaler est un moyen d’administrer leur médicament contre l’asthme aux enfants âgés de plus de 10 ans. </p><h2> À retenir </h2><ul><li> L’inhalateur Turbuhaler administre le médicament sous forme de poudre à travers un cylindre blanc. </li><li> L’appareil Turbuhaler est adapté aux enfants âgés de plus de 10 ans. </li><li> Lorsqu’une marque rouge apparaît pour la première fois dans la fenêtre située sur le côté du Turbuhaler, il ne reste que 20 doses. La marque rouge tombera au bas de la fenêtre lorsque le cylindre sera vide. </li></ul> <br>

 

 

Asthma: Using a Turbuhaler1480.00000000000Asthma: Using a TurbuhalerAsthma: Using a TurbuhalerAEnglishRespiratoryChild (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, RPh5.0000000000000077.0000000000000497.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>A Turbuhaler is used as a means of delivering asthma medicine in powder form to children over 10 years of age. Learn more about Turbuhalers.</p><p> The Turbuhaler is a way for children over age 10 to receive their asthma medicine. </p><h2> Key points </h2><ul><li> The Turbuhaler inhaler dispenses medicine in a powder through a white cylinder. </li><li> The Turbuhaler is suitable for children over age 10. </li><li> When the red mark first appears in the window on the side of the Turbuhaler, there are 20 doses left. The red mark will fall to the bottom of the window when the cylinder is empty. </li></ul><br><figure><span>Turbuhaler</span><img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/Turbuhaler_EQUIP_ILL_EN.jpg" alt="" /> </figure> <h2>What is a Turbuhaler?</h2><p>A Turbuhaler is a white cylinder with a coloured base. It is used to deliver medicines in powder form. It has a dose counter window so you can see when it is nearly empty.</p><p>It may be difficult for children under the age of 10 to have enough flow to get the medicine into the lungs.</p><h2>How to use the Turbuhaler</h2><p>Your child can follow these 4 steps when taking medicine with a Turbuhaler.</p> <br> <ul class="akh-steps"><li> <figure> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/HowToUse_Turbuhaler_1_EQUIP_ILL_EN.jpg" alt="" /> </figure> <h3>Step 1: Open the Turbuhaler</h3><p>Unscrew the white cover and take it off the Turbuhaler.</p></li></ul><ul class="akh-steps"><li> <figure> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/HowToUse_Turbuhaler_2_EQUIP_ILL_EN.jpg" alt="" /> </figure> <h3>Step 2: Get the medicine ready</h3><p>Hold the Turbuhaler with the mouthpiece pointing up.</p><p>Hold the Turbuhaler in one hand and twist the coloured bottom of the Turbuhaler with the other hand. Twist it as far to the right as it will go, then twist to the left until you hear a click. The click means that the medicine is ready.</p><p>Make sure you do not lose the medicine. You will lose the medicine:</p><ul><li>If you shake the Turbuhaler after hearing the click</li><li>If you turn the Turbuhaler upside down after hearing the click</li><li>If you drop the Turbuhaler after hearing the click</li><li>If you blow into the Turbuhaler after hearing the click</li></ul><p>If you lose the medicine, do Step 2 again.</p></li></ul><ul class="akh-steps"><li> <figure> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/HowToUse_Turbuhaler_3_EQUIP_ILL_EN.jpg" alt="" /> </figure> <figure> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/HowToUse_Turbuhaler_4_EQUIP_ILL_EN.jpg" alt="" /> </figure> <h3>Step 3: Take the medicine</h3><p>Stand or sit up straight.</p><p>Breathe out.</p><p>Put the mouthpiece between your teeth, then wrap your lips around the mouthpiece tightly so that no air can get out.</p><p>Tilt your head back a little bit.</p><p>Breathe in as fast and as deeply as you can.</p><p>Take the Turbuhaler out of your mouth.</p><p>Hold your breath until you have counted to 10 very slowly.</p><p>Breathe out very slowly through your mouth, away from the Turbuhaler.</p><p>Repeat Steps 2 to 3 if you need to take more puffs.</p></li></ul><ul class="akh-steps"><li> <figure> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/HowToUse_Turbuhaler_5_EQUIP_ILL_EN.jpg" alt="" /> </figure> <h3>Step 4: Close the Turbuhaler</h3><p>Screw the white cover on to the Turbuhaler.</p><p>Rinse your mouth with water or drink something afterwards.</p></li></ul><h2>How do you know how much medicine is left in your Turbuhaler?</h2><p>There are about 20 doses left in your Turbuhaler when the red mark first shows in the window on the side of the Turbuhaler. You need to get a new one from your pharmacy as soon as possible when you see this line. This means you will have a new one ready when the old one runs out. The Turbuhaler is empty when the red mark reaches the bottom of the window.</p><p>You cannot tell if the Turbuhaler is empty by shaking it. The sound you hear is the powder that keeps the medicine dry, and not the medicine itself.</p><p>Some Turbuhalers have counters that count backwards with each dose.</p><h2>How to clean your Turbuhaler</h2><ul><li>Wipe off the mouthpiece with a dry tissue after use.</li><li>Never use any liquid to clean the Turbuhaler.</li><li>If powder sticks in the hole, try to brush it out.</li></ul> <br>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/HowToUse_Turbuhaler_2_EQUIP_ILL_EN.jpgAsthma: Using a Turbuhaler

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