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Metered Dose Inhalers, or MDIs, shoot medication through a nozzle to form a spray that comes out through the mouthpiece. MDIs deliver a high concentration of medicine directly to the lungs very quickly. There are 2 types of propellant-containing MDI devices: press-and-breathe and breath-actuated. This video demonstrates the proper use of the press-and-breathe inhaler using a closed-mouth technique.

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Last Updated
5/11/2013
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PediaLink Essentials: Asthma Gadgets 2010 (Copyright © 2010 American Academy of Pediatrics)
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