An online inhaler competency tool developed by Southwest Respiratory Network has been released in February 2015, initially for use by healthcare professionals in treating respiratory patients in the region.
The online resource is hosted by Respiratory Futures and is accessible for users who log in to a dedicated area of the site. It aims to promote best practice in inhaler compliance for adults. It consists of a series of multiple choice questions including pictures and video clips through which participants can identify common mistakes when using inhalers.
The tool is accessible via a range of organisations including local pharmacists and GP practices and is initially targeted for use by registered participants in the southwest only.