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Pulmonary Rehabilitation can play an important role in managing breathlessness and improving overall wellbeing for people with COPD and other lung conditions. In the following videos, Respiratory Physiotherapist, Sarah Hug from Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, explains what to expect and how to access suitable pulmonary rehabilitation services.
If you have questions about COPD and how Asthma WA can help, give our Respiratory Health Team a call on (08) 9289 3600.
What is Pulmonary Rehabilitation?
Pulmonary Rehabilitation and breathlessness
How to access Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Children with asthma
Tips for staying well
How to use a spacer
Full instructions for puffer and spacer use (tidal breathing technique)
- Remove inhaler cap
- Hold inhaler upright and shake well before inserting into spacer
- Put mouthpiece between teeth without biting and close lips to form a good seal
- Breathe out gently, into the spacer
- Hold spacer level and press down firmly on inhaler canister once
- Breathe in and out normally for four breaths before removing spacer from the mouth
- Breathe out gently
- Remove inhaler from spacer
- If an extra dose is needed, repeat steps 2 to 8
- Replace cap on inhaler
Have more questions? Speak to one of our experienced Respiratory Health Nurses or Educators on 1800 ASTHMA (1800 278 462).
How to clean a spacer
Full instructions for washing spacers:
- Wash once a month and after respiratory tract infections
- Dismantle spacer
- Wash in warm soapy water with kitchen detergent
- Do not rinse or wipe dry –allow to air dry (rinsing and wiping dry with a towel will create static)
- Wipe mouthpiece clean of detergent before use
Spacers are for single person use only –no sharing!