• Who is the course for?

    Healthcare Professionals working with individuals living with asthma and/or COPD.

  • Benefits

    This course will give you the knowledge and skills needed to help your patients have the correct technique when using their inhaled medications.

  • Course Highlights

    The course contains information about the use and mechanisms for various popular inhalers, videos describing inhalation technique, a patient interview, and much more!

  • Continuing Education Units

    You shall receive an attestation for 2 hours of learning.

Course Description

The Proper Use of Inhaled Medication (Asthma and COPD) Course includes the following:

  • Section 1: Inadequate use of inhalers – Myth or Reality?

  • Section 2: Classes of inhaled medications and their indications

  • Section 3: Intrinsic mechanism of each inhaler

  • Section 4: Inhalation technique for each inhaler

  • Section 5: Patient education of inhaler techniques in your professional practice

Instructor

Kathryn  Riches

Nurse Clinician, B.Sc, RN

Kathryn Riches

Kathy has worked for the McGill University Health Centre since 1990, joining the Montreal Chest Institute team in 2008, when she assumed the position of Nurse Clinician/Case Manager at the adult asthma clinic. Her practice includes the clinical nursing follow up of over 200 patients living with severe asthma and also meets patients with varying levels of the disease for asthma self- management education. Kathy is a clinical preceptor for McGill University Nursing students at the baccalaureate and graduate level and is the regional asthma delegate for Montréal for the Québec Respiratory Education Network – RQESR.