Study Concludes Checklists Alone Not Reliable to Assess Inhalation Technique
Correct inhalation technique is essential for optimal drug delivery for respiratory conditions. Checklists are often used to assess patient inhalation techniques to determine accurate drug delivery and proper disease management.
An independent study recently investigated the validity and reliability of traditional checklists for assessment of specific inhalation techniques by comparing the use of checklists with the Vitalograph® AIM™ (Aerosol Inhalation Monitor).
The AIM™ confirmed that only 33.3% of participants had achieved correct activation even though the checklist indicated that 72.5% had been successful.
Lin et al. state “Checklists often are used to assess inhalation techniques, but the validity of checklists is unknown. We found that accuracy often was overestimated when the checklist was used especially for actuation and respiratory flow”.
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