What is a pocket chamber?

What is a pocket chamber?

The Pocket Chamber incorporates a unique one-way valve between the patient mouthpiece and the chamber body. This highly sensitive, four-leafed silicone valve opens easily and provides little resistance to airflow while preventing patients from inadvertently blowing medication out of the back of the chamber.

What is a pocket spacer?

This device allows asthma patients to efficiently use their asthma medication. It is used with standard asthma inhalers, and was designed to ensure optimal fluid flow through the chamber and is compact and portable, easy to use and clean and cost-effective to produce.

What is the difference between a spacer and a holding chamber?

A spacer does not suspend the medication, so you must still coordinate your breath to begin slightly before actuating the MDI. However, a valved holding chamber uses a one-way valve to trap and suspend particles of medication long enough to be inhaled over a period of a few seconds.

Why is it better to use a spacer with an inhaler?

A spacer gives someone more time to inhale, making the process simpler. It also reduces the need for coordination when pressing the inhaler and breathing in the medicine. Spacers extend the amount of time the inhaler takes to deliver medicine. This means that the lungs absorb the medicine more slowly and smoothly.

What are the advantages of a spacer device?

Do adults need to use a spacer with an inhaler?

It is important for everyone to use a spacer each time they use their inhaler. A spacer is an attachment that fits onto the end of your inhaler. If you use your inhaler without a spacer, then most of the medicine ends up inside your mouth or stomach, instead of your lungs, where it works best.

Are there different types of spacers?

Types of spacer There are several different brands of spacer that fit different inhalers and are available on prescription (including Volumatic, AeroChamber, Able Spacer, Space Chamber Plus, and A2A spacer). Speak to your GP, asthma nurse or pharmacist about finding the right spacer for you.

Who should use a spacer?

Spacers should be used by: all children – kids aged under 4–5 years will need a mask attached. all adults taking a corticosteroid preventer medication (e.g. Flixotide, Symbicort) using an MDI/puffer. adults who have trouble coordinating the ‘press and breathe’ technique when using an MDI/puffer.

Can Symbicort be used with a spacer?

Symbicort can be used with a spacer.

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