3.1.5 Peak flow meters, inhaler devices and nebulisers

Peak flow meters

Peak flow meter
  • Standard range, 60-800 litres/minute (£4.50)
  • Low range, 30-400 litres/minute (£6.50)

Spacers

See the Inhaler technique reminder cards for information on the correct use of the devices included in the formulary. In children, MDI via spacer is the preferred method of delivery of Beta-2 agonists or inhaled corticosteroids. Spacer devices may also be useful for adults and should be used where high dose ICS is required.

Aerochamber Plus® (medium-volume spacer device)
  • Standard device (blue) (£4.86 without mask, £8.11 with mask)
  • Infant device (orange) (£8.11 with mask)
  • Child device (yellow) (£8.11 with mask)
Volumatic® (large-volume spacer device)
  • Spacer (£3.85)
  • With paediatric mask (£6.77)

Haleraid® is a device to place over pressurised (aerosol) inhalers to aid when strength in hands is impaired (e.g. in arthritis). It is not prescribable on NHS but can be purchased.

Nebuliser diluent

Sodium chloride nebuliser solution
  • Saline steripoule® nebuliser solution 0.9% 2.5ml (£13.50 = 20 x 2.5ml)

Notes

  1. See here for notes on nebulised therapy

Hypertonic sodium chloride

Hypertonic sodium chloride nebuliser solution
  • MucoClear® 3% (£27.00 = 60 units)
  • Resp-Ease® 7% (£21.60 = 60 units)

Notes

  1. Consultant initiated

 

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