CMS Education Articles — respiratory care

Struggling with Puffers?!?

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Struggling with Puffers?!?

A Simple Device to your Life and Breathing much Easier

Not to worry, we have a solution for this.  It is called an Aerochamber or Spacer.  Many people who use a Metered Dose Inhalers (MDI), or commonly known as “puffers”, have a difficult time coordinating the actuation and breathing simultaneously.  Often, they end up spraying the medication on their tongue, cheeks or the back of their throat, resulting in fewer particles inhaled. 

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Oxygen Equipment 101

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Oxygen Equipment 101

Gaining a better understanding of Home Oxygen Systems

Oxygen, we all need it for survival and some need it more than others because of compromised health.  I have had frequent queries regarding what is available for oxygen equipment and what is best for travelling.  Supplemental oxygen can come in three different categories, namely Compressed gas (Cylinders), Liquid form and Generated oxygen (Concentrators).  In any of these forms, the amount of time one would have before running out usually is dependent on the flowrate.  Please note that the amount of oxygen needed or flow rates are determined and assessed by your Physician or Health Care Professional.

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