Peak Flow

Peak Flow

Peak flow meters are an important tool in your kit bag to measure the volume and effectiveness of somebody’s lung capacity and the way they are breathing. It is most commonly used with patients with specific lung conditions such as bronchitis or emphysema. People who have COPD, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, also use it. COPD […]

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Asthma Treatment Without an Inhaler

There may be a time when you have to treat a patient having an asthma attack who either does not have their inhaler with them or their inhaler is empty. In these cases where a replacement is not available, you would need to take other measures to control the attack before help arrives. The first […]

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Asthma Spacers

Asthma Spacers are large, plastic containers that fit onto an inhaler. They have a mouthpiece at one end and a hole at the other end of the inhaler to be placed in. They only work with aerosol inhalers and they are designed to give a metered dose of medication. The spacer makes it easier to […]

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Asthma

Asthma is a common life-threatening condition and its severity is often not recognised. It is a medical condition characterised by intermittent, reversible airway obstructions called asthma attacks. Asthma is a condition that affects the airway – the small tubes that carry air in and out of the lungs. When a person with asthma comes into […]

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