If your patient thinks their asthma is in control, they’re in good company. Most people living with asthma believe they have their asthma under control, but studies have found that fewer than half of them actually do1.
Read more on effective asthma management and the tools you can use to improve the quality of life for your patients or your child.
1 in 11 children are currently receiving treatment for asthma2
In the US, nearly 1 in 2 children miss at least 1 day of school each year because of their asthma3
67% of uncontrolled asthma patients in the US mistakenly believe their asthma is “under control”4
90% of patients have incorrect MDI technique5
Get more tips on how to manage your patient’s asthma at home and school below.
Managing asthma in children
OptiChamber Diamond valved holding chamber
Designed for effective medication delivery
#1 Pharmacy preferred brand of spacer among retail pharmacies6
Philips’ OptiChamber Diamond valved holding chamber is discreet, portable and small enough to be carried in a child’s school bag. It is designed to improve aerosol delivery to the lungs where it can be most effective7.
 Asthma’s Impact on the Nation, CDC National Asthma Control Programme, United States
 Bidwal M, Lor K, Yu J, IpE. Evaluation of asthma medication adherence rates and strategies to improve adherence in the underserved population at a federally qualified health center. Res Social Adm Pharm. 2017, 13(4): 759-766.
 Bonds R.S. Misuse of medical devices among patients in a tertiary care Allergy/Immunology practice. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 2017, 133(3) supplement: AB156.
 Among retail pharmacies who claim to have a preferred brand of Spacer in their pharmacy. Online survey conducted on 205 registered retail pharmacists.
 Mitchell J. et al. Electrostatic and inhaled medications: Influence on delivery via pressurized metered dose inhalers and add on devices. Respiratory Care, 2000. Volume 52(3):283-300.
 Using 2.5ml salbutamol
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