How to Use Asthma and COPD Devices: Overview

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Lecture Overview

There are many different types of inhalers available, all with varying administering techniques, and some people require the use of more than just one type to manage their condition. This lecture with pharmacist Dr Jenny Gowan provides clarity to learners on asthma and COPD inhalers and devices, with an essential update on the best-practice medications used in the management of asthma and COPD. Continues in part two, How to Use Asthma and COPD Devices: Practical Demonstration.


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Jenny Gowan View profile
Dr Jenny Gowan is a practising pharmacist, adjunct senior lecturer at Monash University and clinical associate at RMIT University. She has published over 500 educational articles, has copious experience in presentations and lectures and runs a consulting pharmacy company. Jenny was awarded the 2013 PSA Australian Pharmacist of the Year award and the 2016 AACP-MIMs Consultant Pharmacist of the Year Award. In 2024, she received recognition as a Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to medicine as a pharmacist, to professional societies and to community health.
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First Published28 April 2022
Updated28 April 2022
29 April 2025
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Chronic Illness
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)