Paediatric 12 Hour First Aid Level 3 (VTQ) - Online Blended Part 1

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The Blue Inhaler

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Essential Guide to the Blue Asthma Reliever Inhaler

The blue asthma inhaler, widely recognized as the reliever inhaler, is a crucial component in managing asthma symptoms and emergencies.

Identification and Purpose of the Blue Inhaler

Known for its distinctive appearance, the blue inhaler is specifically designed to provide quick relief during asthma symptoms or attacks.

Correct Usage and Accessibility

  • Proper Administration: Correct usage, as instructed by healthcare professionals, is vital for effectiveness.
  • Accessibility: Keeping the inhaler readily available at all times is essential for prompt response during emergencies.

Bronchodilators: The Key Medication

Bronchodilators such as salbutamol and terbutaline are the active drugs in reliever inhalers, working to relax the muscles around the airways.

Types of Blue Inhalers

Similar to preventative inhalers, blue reliever inhalers come in various forms including MDIs, DPIs, and BAIs, catering to different preferences.

Variants and Alternatives

Apart from standard designs, some blue inhalers may have unique shapes or branding, like the Accuhaler, which is disc-shaped.

Salbutamol vs Terbutaline

While both drugs are effective bronchodilators, salbutamol is often preferred due to its lower cost, with no significant difference in function.