Asthma Spacer and Asthma Inhaler – for Kids with Asthma

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>>ALL: How to use an inhaler!>>IGGY: Hi Emily! Are you ready to show us
how use an inhaler?>>COLTRON: Inhalers can come in all different
shapes and sizes.>>BRONCHO: Now how are you supposed to use
it? Like this??>>IGGY, COLTRON, BRONCHO: NOOOO!!!>>IGGY: That’s right, Emily! You can’t
just puff it in your mouth! The medicine will get stuck in your mouth and throat, and it
needs to get all the way to your lungs! What do we need, Emily?>>BRONCHO: Perfect, Emily! You have a spacer! A spacer is a tool to make sure you get the
right amount of medicine from your inhaler and that it goes to your lungs!>>COLTRON: Spacers can also come in all different
shapes and sizes.>>IGGY: Now, Emily is going to show us the
right way to use and inhaler with a spacer! First, sit up and take the caps off of your
inhaler and spacer.>>COLTRON: When you’re ready to use it,
shake the inhaler for 5 seconds, and put it into the open end of the spacer.>>IGGY: Then, tilt your head back a little
and breathe out as much as you can Then, put the mouthpiece of the spacer in
your mouth. Make sure you seal your lips around it tight!>>BRONCHO: Now press the inhaler to puff
once and breath in slowly and deeply for 3 to 5 seconds.>>ALL: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5!>>COLTRON: Then hold your breath for 10 seconds,
or as long as you can!>>ALL: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10>>IGGY: Now take the spacer from your mouth
and blow out slowly. If you have trouble taking that one big deep
breath, you can take 3 or 4 slow deep breaths instead. If your doctor wants you to take two puffs,
do it all again on more time!>>BRONCHO: Yaaahoo, you did it! Good job,
Emily! Thanks for helping us today!>>IGGY: See you later, Emily!>>ALL: Bye, Emily!

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