Flo-Tone Trainer is a small device that helps people to use their inhalers (pMDI) correctly with an audible whistle sound that provides positive signal to actuate.
Pressured Metered Dose Inhalers or pMDIs are a widely used popular inhaler format; yet most patients do not use their pMDIs correctly. Many people inhale too rapidly, some cannot co-ordinate inhalation and actuation. “The potential advantage of improving inhalation technique are likely to be compelling. Poor inhaler technique leads either to worse asthma control than could have otherwise been achieved, or to stepping up to higher doses.” (Respiratory Medicine, 2012). This is where the Flo-Tone Trainer comes in play.
Flo-Tone Trainer can be used with a placebo pMDI Inhaler or a Trainhaler as well as real pMDIs to continue with the learned technique. Fits all pMDIs and the built-in controlled resistance (CR) ensures guidance whistle responds at the same flow rate in all pMDIs, irrespective of their individual resistance.
Product Features and Benefits
For use with placebo pMDI training inhalers or Trainhaler
Can also be used with real pMDI containing active medication.
Built-in controlled resistance (CR) removes variability of internal resistance of various pMDIs ensuring guidance whistle responds at the same flow rate
Fits all pMDIs
Tethered mouthpiece cap to prevent small bits getting in to the device.
Can be used as a mini-spacer by attaching the device to an pressured metered dose inhaler for improved drug delivery and reduced unwanted oropharyngeal deposition
Patient learns to inhale at correct flow rate
Inhaler training can be conducted quickly
Whistle provides clear positive signal to actuate
Low-cost, simple yet effective method of inhaler technique training