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How to use the Haleraid®, puffer and spacer

Puffers (also known as a metered dose inhaler or an aerosol) may be used with a spacer, which is a small or large volume holding chamber.

The Haleraid® can assist those people who have difficulties pressing the canister.

A Haleraid® can be obtained from independent living centres or pharmacies, and are available in two sizes.

How to use the puffer and spacer:

1. Sit upright or stand.
2. Assemble the spacer and shake device to ensure that the one way valve is not stuck and rattles.
3. Hold the puffer upright, remove the cap and shake well.
4. Place the puffer mouthpiece into the end of the spacer opposite to the valve.
5. Place the mouthpiece between your teeth and close your lips around it making sure your neck is slightly tilted back.
6. Breathe out gently and slowly.
7. Activate the puffer into the spacer once only.
8. Breathe in and out through your mouth normally for four breaths.
9. Wait 30 seconds between doses and repeat steps 2 to 8.