What you get by completing this session

  • 30 mins of CPD

    A 30 minute video lecture with presentation slides, you can stop and start anytime you like!

  • Certificate of Completion

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What you'll learn in this expert session

Up to 90 per cent of Australians use their inhalers incorrectly. In this presentation, Respiratory and Sleep Physician Professor Hubertus Jersmann discusses the most common ways inhalers are incorrectly used, as well as how to correctly use them to best manage asthma and COPD. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the three most common errors in inhaler use
  • Understand the underlying reasons which lead to error use 
  • Outline the different types of inhalers and the correct use for each
  • Discuss the importance of patient education on the correct inhaler use 
  • Realise how nurses can assist in better managing asthma and COPD

About the Expert

Prof Hubertus Jersmann

Prof Hubertus Jersmann is Respiratory and Sleep Physician at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, Alice Springs Hospital and Burnside War Memorial Hospital. He is Professor in the School of Medicine at the University of Adelaide. He has a special interest in Interventional Pulmonology, in particular treating select cases of severe COPD with endobronchial valves to achieve non-surgical lung volume reduction. He also enjoys the mix of treating patients, research in the lab as well as clinical trials and of course, teaching. Professor Jersmann is passionate about reducing air pollution and lectures on the effects of Climate Change on Health at Adelaide and Flinders Universities.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Video Lecture

    • Inhaler Devices - Common User Errors (30 mins)

    • Test your learning!

  • 2

    Document your CPD

    • CPD Documentation and Reflection Activity Tool