Big Ideas Theater | Inhaler Effort, Too Fast or Too Slow: Measuring Peak Inspiratory Flow

 Published: October 7, 2020

By: Addie Schiefer


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In this episode of Big Ideas Theater, Adam Mullaly, BSRT, RRT, AE-C, takes the stage to discuss inhaler efforts and the process of measuring peak inspiratory flow. Inhaler effort is the rate of which a patient inhales their medication, Mullaly discusses how ones measures this rate how to determine if the measurements are at the correct levels. This process helps to ensure that patients are taking inhaler prescribed medications accurately.

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Mullaly also discusses how to incorporate this technique into your everyday practice while working with COPD patients. He also explains how his team initiates coaching and teach-back methods for patients who need help.

Big Ideas Theater 2019 was filmed at the AARC Congress 2019 in New Orleans, LA. Congress speakers and lecturers shared their expertise and insights during these brief interviews.

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Addie Schiefer

Addie Schiefer is the Content Manager for the AARC where she creates engaging content for the association via the AARC website, newsletters, and social media. Connect with her about potential stories by email, AARConnect, or LinkedIn. When she’s not working, you can find her listening to a true crime podcast, traveling to new places with her husband, hanging out with her dog JoJo, or browsing the aisles of the nearest Target.

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