[PDF] A guide to aerosol delivery devices for respiratory therapists

Source:
American Association for Respiratory Care
Publisher:
American Association for Respiratory Care
Publication date:
01 January 2013

Abstract

Respiratory therapists are the only health care providers who receive extensive formal education in aerosol therapy and who are tested for competency in aerosol therapy. Thus it is incumbent upon respiratory therapists to have a sound knowledge of the use of the many aerosol delivery devices available today. Moreover, the respiratory therapist must be able to teach patients how to use these devices correctly. Correct instruction of the patient in the use of these devices adds value for the respiratory therapist and improves patient outcomes.