Concerned over studies demonstrating that between 20% and 68% of patients prescribed aerosol devices did not use them correctly enough to benefit from their use, several of the ACCP NetWorks collaborated to produce these handouts. Also available in English and Spanish on the ACCP Web site at www.chestnet.org/ patients/guides/inhaledDevices.php, the handouts can be downloaded and printed by health- care providers and patients.
It is our hope that these materials will help your patients breathe easier. To receive a free packet of the Spanish version handouts, e-mail your request to Spanishmaterials@chestnet.org with your complete mailing address. A limited supply is available.