Hello my name is Walter, and I suffer from a respiratory
condition. So my GP has prescribed the Easi-Breathe inhaler. I’m going to show you how to use
the Easi-Breathe correctly. The information I’m going to give you
is a quick basic guide. And I recommend that you keep and read the instructions that come with your inhaler. First, I want to cover some important points
about your inhaler. I want to talk you through how to use it, before I show you how to use it. Then, after that, I want to talk to you about how to clean and store your inhaler. How to know when your inhaler is finished,
and when to order another one. What to do if you mistakenly miss a dose, or take too much. And what to do if you
have to go to the clinic or the hospital. Some inhalers are given to prevent flare-ups, so use them
regularly. They will not prevent flare-ups if only used when you condition worsens. This is because they can take some time to work. The Easi-Breathe inhaler is a metered-dose inhaler, or MDI for short. The drug is delivered direct to the lungs
via an aerosol, which you inhale. This is an Easi-Breathe inhaler. This is the dust cap which covers the mouthpiece. At the top you have air vents which must not be covered whilst in use. You only need to test your inhaler
when it is new, or if you haven’t used it for 2 weeks or more. To do this you must release 2 puffs of medicine into the air. This is done by opening the mouthpiece,
pointing the mouth away from you, unscrewing the top. Placing your forefinger on top of the canister,
and releasing 2 puffs. When you’re finished, replace the top, close the mouthpiece and your inhaler is ready for use. You should take your inhaler at the
same time every day. You can take your inhaler
with, or without food. Stand or sit upright. Keep your head in a neutral position. Hold the inhaler upright, taking care not to cover
the air vent with your hands. Check the inside and outside of the mouthpiece and remove any dust or other objects.
You do not want to inhale these. Breathe out as much as you can, but do not breathe back in. Place the mouthpiece in your mouth
and seal it with your lips. You do not need to bite on it. Breathe in slowly and deeply. You’ll hear the inhaler click. When it does,
continue to breathe in. Once you have breathed in all the way, hold your breath for as long as you can
up to a maximum of 10 seconds. Then breathe out slowly. Replace the mouthpiece cover. If you need to take another puff,
wait 30 seconds. Breathe out as much as you can, but do not breathe in. Place the mouthpiece in your mouth, and seal it with your lips.
You do not need to bite on it. Breathe in slowly and deeply. You will hear the inhaler click. When it does, continue to breathe in. Once you have breathed in all the way, hold your breath for a maximum of 10 seconds. Then breathe out slowly. Replace the mouthpiece cover. CLICK EXHALES PUFF INHALES EXHALES CLICK If you need a second dose, wait for 30
seconds and repeat the procedure. CLICK INHALES EXHALES PUFF INHALES EXHALES CLICK Brush your teeth and / or use a mouthwash
to rinse out your mouth, to prevent mouth problems. Some inhalers can cause dry hoarseness,
or mild mouth infections. Clean the mouthpiece and inside the rim of the inhaler at least once a week. Do not push the tissue inside the inhaler. Close the dust cap.
CLICK You should protect your inhaler from frost,
direct sunlight and heat. You should place your inhaler somewhere that will help you to remember it. The living room or the bedroom are good places to store your inhaler. If you forget to take your inhaler,
and remember within an hour or 2, take it. If more than that, miss the dose. And catch up with your general dose next time round. Do not take the missed dose. If you have taken more doses than you should, you must contact a health professional for advice. You will know it has run out when it
stops spraying. When it nears the end, you should
order another. Order your inhalers only when you need them,
because drugs can expire. It’s very important that you take your inhalers, and a list of all your prescriptions to the
hospital when you’re attending any appointment. A list of your repeat prescriptions
would be most helpful.