For use with placebo pMDI training inhalers
The Flo-Tone Trainer is designed to be used by healthcare professionals to coach patients, helping them to improve their inhaler technique.
Fits all pMDIs
The NEW and improved version of the previous Flo-Tone. Now fits all pMDIs, and includes built in controlled resistance (CR), which removes variability of the pMDIs internal resistance.
Coaching DPI and pMDI inhaler technique
Grouping inhalers as a function of their internal airflow resistance, in order to accommodate information on the new devices. There are six resistance groups, five of which relate to dry powder inhalers (DPIs) and one of which to pressurised metered dose inhalers (pMDIs).
pMDI inhaler technique training
In-Check M is an inhalation airflow meter that can help educate and assess patients who use a pMDI inhaler device and was developed from the product In-Check DIAL, the device is specific to pMDI use, and simulates this inhaler format only.
pMDI training system
pMDI training system which provides flow and co-ordination coaching. Contains no medication, for multi-patient use; a simple non-electronic training device, can be used anywhere. Trainhaler is an alternative to a placebo pMDI.
Inhaler misuse is a common issue
There have been many papers published, detailing the misuse of pMDI use among patients; Clement Clarke International have used their expertise to concentrate on this area of products. This has led to the introduction of the ‘Inhaler Technique Training’ range. Each device is targeted at the training of inhalation technique, guiding patients to inhale at the correct flow rate for pMDI use.
Inhaler technique errors occur in the hands of patients and healthcare professionals. It has been demonstrated that the majority of healthcare professionals cannot demonstrate correct inhaler use to their patients. It is not therefore surprising that patients are mostly unable to demonstrate good inhaler technique. The consequences are significant; patients take higher doses to compensate for lack of efficacy from medication lost through poor technique, this results in poorer control, hospitalisation and increased healthcare costs.
The built-in whistle produced on inhalation provides a clear positive signal to actuate, helping the patient to understand when they have achieved the correct flow rate for successful drug delivery. Then after actuation, helping them maintain a slow gentle inhalation, to move the medication into the lungs.
Flo-Tone CR MDI
Flo-Tone CR guides patient to correct pMDI use (flow rate, co-ordination and duration). It is used to help patients acquire and retain good inhaler technique.
As a mini-spacer; by attaching the device to an inhaler, drug delivery is improved, while unwanted oropharyngeal deposition is reduced. As a training aid for initial familiarisation with pMDI technique, moving on to the active medication for day-to-day use.
In-Check DIAL G16
The former In-Check DIAL has been revised, now grouping inhalers as a function of their internal airflow resistance, in order to accommodate information on the new devices. There are six resistance groups, five of which relate to dry powder inhalers (DPIs) and one of which to pressurised metered dose inhalers (pMDIs). A guide to identify the resistance group for each inhaler is provided on the In-Check DIAL G16 and on the associated guide. The ability to use In-Check DIAL G16 to measure specific flow rate of a particular inhaler can still be achieved through the use of a specific restrictive adapter. An example adapter is now included in the pack.
The In-Check M is used for pMDI inhaler technique training; patients can be coached by healthcare professionals, ensuring correct inhalation technique.
Trainhaler is to be used with a Flo-Tone Trainer attachment, it acts as a pMDI training system. A whistle is heard when the patient is inhaling correctly. The start of the whistle sound is the signal to press the canister. The whistle should be maintained for 5 seconds if possible. This ensures the patient is inhaling gently and at the correct flow rate.