For Children Aged 4 Years and Under
Small Volume Spacer with a Mask Attachment
|1. Remove cap and shake the puffer.|
|2. Fit the puffer into the end of the spacer.|
|3. Gently place the attached facemask over the mouth and nose of the child. Ensure there are no gaps around the edges of the mask.|
Release one puff of medication into the spacer by pressing down on the top of the puffer. Watch the child breathe normally in and out 4 to 6 times before removing the mask.
If more than one puff is required repeat step 4
For Children Aged 4 Years and Over
Small or Large Volume Spacer WITHOUT a Mask Attachment
* The below diagrams depict a large volume spacer being used however a small volume can also be used.
|1. Remove cap and shake the puffer. Insert puffer into the spacer as shown.|
|2. Place mouthpiece between the teeth and close lips around it. Release 1 puff of medication into the spacer by pressing down on the top of the puffer.|
3. Breathe in and out normally through the mouth 4 times.
If more than one puff is required, repeat steps 2-3.
Illustrations courtesy of Medical Illustrations Unit. UNSW Faculty of Medicine and Teaching Hospital, Randwick. NSW.