Inhaler technique

Training videos

The project team has developed a 30-minute DVD learning tool for health professionals on how to effectively teach patients to use their inhaler correctly.

A copy will be sent to each GP practice and community team and the film is also available to watch on YouTube. The DVD is ideal for a lunchtime training session and highlights key points on how to use an inhaler.

If you have not yet received a copy, or need more copies, please contact Caroline Brew, Project Facilitator, on 0115 883 9388 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The project team has also produced a series of nine ‘how to’ instructional videos for patients. The links are available in the projects section of this website

Each film has subtitles in Polish, Czechoslovakian, Mandarin, Punjabi and Urdu.

The project team will also supply cards to signpost patients to the right film for the type of inhaler that they use. These will help patients find it easily when they need to refresh their memory and check that they are using their inhaler correctly.