Respiratory Medicines: Inhaler Devices

Cover image for lecture: Respiratory Medicines: Inhaler Devices

Lecture Overview

In this highly practical and hands-on talk, Dr Jenny Gowan demonstrates the correct use of inhaler devices used in the treatment and management of asthma and COPD. Many mistakes are often made when patients use these devices, resulting in ineffective treatment and poor outcomes. As health professionals, we are well placed to educate patients on the correct use of these medicines, and ensure optimal management of these respiratory conditions.


Portrait of Jenny Gowan
Jenny Gowan

Jenny Gowan, a practising pharmacist, is a teaching associate at Monash University, Melbourne and a clinical associate of RMIT University. She is a member of the PSA Branch committee, the Expert Group for Therapeutic Guidelines – Respiratory version 5, an editorial board member of AUS-DI, SHPA "Don’t Rush to Crush", the Guidelines Committee for the Australian Asthma Handbook (AAH) and the writing group for the RACGP ‘Medical Care of older persons in RACF’ (Silver book). Jenny is an accredited consultant pharmacist who conducts her own company, which focuses on medication reviews in the home and aged care facilities, plus education, writing, training and consultation. Jenny works regularly in community pharmacy plus sessions in a GP clinic at a community health centre. She has published over 400 educational articles. Jenny has presented talks at many Australian and international conferences to GPs, nurse practitioners, nurses, podiatrists, pharmacists, and other health professionals. In 2013, she was awarded the Australian Pharmacist of the Year by the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia and, in 2016, the AACP-MIMs Australian Consultant Pharmacist of the Year. See Educator Profile

CPD11m of CPD
First Published17 May 2017
Updated17 May 2017
25 December 2018
Medication Safety
Chronic Illness
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Learning Tools