The Inside Scoop on Inhaler Selection and Education


Medication delivery by inhalation is the most common method for treating many respiratory conditions, including asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and allergic rhinitis. But inhalation therapy is patient- and situation-specific. This session will highlight important considerations and factors in selecting inhalers and educating patients about proper use.

Pharmacist Learning Objectives

At the completion of this knowledge-based activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe features of various inhalation devices used in treating respiratory conditions.
  2. Discuss patient-specific factors to consider when selecting among available inhaler devices.
  3. Identify strategies to avoid common errors in inhalation technique.
  4. Demonstrate proper use of inhalers used to treat asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and allergic rhinitis.


This activity is supported by independent educational grants from GlaxoSmithKline.

Suzanne Bollmeier, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS, AE-C
Professor, Pharmacy Practice
St Louis College of Pharmacy
Dennis Williams, PHARMD, FAPHA
University of North Carolina At Chapel Hill Eshelman School of Pharmacy
Learning Level: Level 2
Track: Pharmacist Clinical Patient Care Services
Session Time Slot(s): 
Sunday, March 24
7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Washington State Convention Center - Room 613-614
ACPE Pharmacist: 0202-0000-19-055-L01-P
CEUs Pharmacist: .15
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