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South East Coast Respiratory Programme

Formal evaluation of the Inhaler Technique Improvement Project

 

Poll

Do you agree with the new BTS home oxygen guidance that the 1st sampling for LTOT assessment should be a true arterial stab?

1. Yes: the inconvenience for the patient is outweighed by the fact that this will reduce prescribing home oxygen to a group of people who don’t meet the LTOT guidelines
 
37% (3 votes)
2. No: The CBG technique is much more patient friendly and the results obtained by capillary sampling are close enough not to make a material difference in a real life setting.
 
63% (5 votes)
 

Formal evaluation of the Inhaler Technique Improvement Project

This report comprises an evaluation of an Inhaler Technique Improvement Project delivered in South Central Region between April 2011 and June 2012. Inefficient inhaler technique is a common problem resulting in poor drug delivery, decreased disease control and increased inhaler use. The costs to the nation and to patients are significant