Pennsylvania Pediatric Asthma Control
Websites and Online Resources
Below are links to some valuable websites and online resources related to pediatric asthma care.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
PA Department of Health - Asthma
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
American Lung Association
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Below are some videos featuring easy-to-follow instructions for proper techniques for using different types of inhalers/inhaler components.
How to Use an MDI with a Spacer
Watch this video from the Children's Hospital of Colorado to learn the proper technique for using a holding chamber/spacer with your metered dose inhaler (MDI). An MDI Inhaler with a spacer eases the delivery of medicine to the lungs which makes the medication more effective.
How to Use an MDI with a Mask
Watch this video from the Children's Hospital of Colorado to learn the proper technique for using a facemask with an MDI and a spacer. A facemask should be attached to the spacer for children who cannot coordinate pressing down on the MDI, inhaling, and holding their breath for a count of 10.
How to Use a Diskus® Asthma Inhaler
This video from the American Lung Association will demonstrate the correct way to use a Diskus® asthma inhaler.
How to use a Flexhaler® Asthma Inhaler
Watch this American Lung Association video to learn the correct way to use your Flexhaler® asthma inhaler.
How to Use a Twisthaler® Asthma Inhaler
This American Lung Association video will demonstrate how to correctly use a Twisthaler® asthma inhaler.