Metas de Enfermería

Metas de Enfermería

DICIEMBRE 2004 N° 10 Volumen 7

Management of inhalers and aerosoltherapy

Section: Hands on

How to quote

Alaminos P, Menduiña MJ, González ML, Menduiña A. Manejo de inhaladores y aerosolterapia. Metas de Enferm dic 2004/ene 2005; 7(10): 14-20


1Pilar Alaminos García, 2Manuel Jesús Menduiña Guillén, 3Mª Luisa González Montoro, 4Ángela Menduiña Guillén


1Médico de Familia. Servicio de Cuidados Críticos y Urgencias del Hospital Clínico San Cecilio, Granada.2Médico de Familia. Especialista en Medicina Interna. Granada.3Enfermera. Hospital de Día de Salud Mental, Hospital de Santa Ana de Motril. Área de Gestión Sanitaria de Granada Sur.4Enfermera de Atención Primaria. Unidad de Investigación y Docencia. Hospital Universitario de Elche.

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Aerosoltherapy is a way to administer the drug in small, either solid or liquid, particles that are transported in a gas that acts as the carrier. Presently, there are several systems in the market to produce aerosols. We are of the opinion that it is of outmost importance to determine which these systems are and how they are managed in order to be able to instruct our patients efficiently on the use of these devices so that the drug is delivered with full efficacy. The aim of this paper is to provide the reader with a practical and useful view on the different aerosoltherapy systems available at present.


inhalation systems; bronchodilatator; aerosoltherapy; asthma; chronic bronchitis; emphysemahealth education

Versión en Español


Manejo de inhaladores y aerosolterapia