The popular MIMS visual guide to respiratory devices, now published online, presents images and key features of inhalers, spacers and peak flow meters. The guide allows healthcare professionals to identify, compare and recommend suitable devices during patient consultations.
Devices included in the guide are:
- Anticholinergic inhalers (SAMAs and LAMAs)
- β2 agonist inhalers (SABAs and LABAs)
- Corticosteroid inhalers (ICS)
- Non-steroidal preventer inhalers
- Combination inhalers (ICS/LABA and LAMA/LABA)
- Spacer devices
- Peak flow meters
Inhalers are classified by type of active ingredient (reliever or preventer), generic ingredient and type of device (breath actuated or metered dose inhaler).
Information summarised alongside the product images includes pricing, priming details, device compatibility and the presence of an actuation counter or other means of dose confirmation.
To view the visual guide, GPs and nurses can simply log in to mims.co.uk or take 2 minutes to complete the free MIMS registration process. MIMS subscribers also just need to log in. Other relevant professionals can view the images by subscribing to MIMS.
The visual guide complements the quick-reference MIMS table of asthma and COPD preparations and compatible devices, and the guide to breath-actuated inhalers.