The physicians and scientists at the VGH Lung Centre and the Institute for Heart + Lung Health have developed educational videos and corresponding pamphlets on inhaler techniques for Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), Farsi, Filipino, Korean, and English-speaking patients with financial and technical support provided by BC Lung Association and Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, Integrated Primary and Community Care. Previously, there were no COPD-related educational materials at an appropriate health literate level or developed with an awareness of ethnicity-related issues available in BC. It was learned that many patients indicated they would like to receive self-management information in audiovisual format presented by a care provider, who speaks their native language.
In addition, the link to the corresponding inhaler pamphlet in PDF format is in the description box under each video. Please share the link with your patients and colleagues for their use. We expect that these resources will be of major benefit to primary care physicians and community-based chronic care nurses and allied health professionals as they encounter many patients with COPD in their practice settings. The resources will also improve COPD and asthma patients’ knowledge and practices to self-manage their chronic conditions.
The link is:
Inhaler Technique videos