Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

Nursing Best Practice Guidelines

Medications

Recommendation 4.0:
Nurses will understand and discuss asthma medications with their clients.

Recommendation 4.1:
Nurses will understand and discuss the two main categories of asthma medications (controllers and relievers) with their clients.

Recommendation 4.2:
Clients with asthma will have their inhaler/device technique assessed by the nurse to ensure accurate use. Clients with sub-optimal technique will be coached in proper inhaler/device use.