Understand asthma and COPD inhalers with this concise overview of the "step-up" inhaler treatment for both asthma and COPD.
Includes discussion & illustrations on the naming and usage of SABA inhalers (short acting beta agonists - albuterol etc.), LABA inhalers (long acting beta agonists - salmeterol etc.), ICS (inhaled corticosteroids - fluticasone etc.), and LAMAs (long acting muscarinic receptor antagonists - tiotropium etc.)
- Video 1: Inhalers Explained Clearly
ENID MELENDEZ, MD
In COPD you use LAMA FIRST then add LABA if not controlled In asthma you start cortisone inhalers and then LABA if not controlled All depend in how frequently patient needed resque inhalers.
Very good explained, thank you Dr.
CHRIST ORDOOKHANIAN (Medical Student)
ELIE GHASB (Medical Student)
JONATHAN PHAN (Medical Student)
COURTNIE MCKNIGHT , NP
WONDERFUL!! Wish I had this a year ago!!
GEUN YOUNG KIM
YOHANNA LYOCK, Pharmacist
concise and to the point
PATRICIA GOMEZ, NP
Love this explanation!!!
JENNY BELCINA, NP
YELENA BOGUSLAVSKY , NP
ABISHE DJINI (Pharmacy Student)
Great and detailed Cheers!!
MICHELLE NORTH (NP Student)
CHRISTINA WOOD, NP
SIMONÉ MOREIRA, RN
MELISSA GRUBBS, NP
Great, thorough, to the point, understandable. Enjoyed it.
FRANCISCO SAYAGO, MD
THERESA MITCHEL, NP
Very well explained asthma vs COPD treatments and why certain meds are given in a different order to treat them both. Interesting feature , asthma is treated with the same meds as COPD but with different protocol. Many Thanks for clearing things up. Theresa Mitchel CRNA
BENOIT CHOINIERE (Nursing Student)
RAHEEL KAPADIA, MD
ELMA ORTIZ, NP
Helped me alot! Now I can treat my pts better
JACKIE BOLMER, NP
TRISSANA DELEON (NP Student)
KATHLEEN KINDA (NP Student)
Very helpful diagram.
NATAN KHOTIANOV, MD
EASY TO UNDERSTAND
PATTY MANTEL, NP
I have never seen this explained so simply, the diagram is genius! Thanks!
ERIK BAR, RN
RON HEBERGER, PA-C
Simple and Excellent
ELLIOTT TURNER (Nursing Student)
LEWIS LITWACK, MD
Simple essay good
CHERYL HOWELL, NP
Very clear and concise, easy to remember explanation!
TERESA SHIELDS-SZABO, MD
CHIDINMA CHUKWUMA, MD
DEBORAH PRAIR BEREST, NP
JANGWON LEE, MD
STELLA ORIAKU, NP
SARAH IRVING, MD
YAN YANC, NP
MELISSA SARHAN, NP
JAMIE SMITH (NP Student)
TOM KEOGH, Pharmacist
Quick method for evaluating if therapy is correct for COPD vs asthma, or for presumptive diagnosis based on the patient's medications! Thank you!
SUKHVIR SINGH, MD
KEVIN BOYD, MD
SUMAIR CHAUDRY, NP
Short, concise review of a very important topic
KEITH LONG, Pharmacist
Very helpful. Makes remembering types of inhaler much easier.
ELSA GARNICA (NP Student)
Easy to understand!
GURBANJEMAL ATAKOVA, MD
TIRUCHENGODE MADHESWARAN, MD
WALTER395CALPA DESHA, PA-C
RANDY JACKSON, MD
DEANNA WHITEHORN (NP Student)
KELLE LACH (NP Student)
DAVID FAIR (NP Student)
MARICEL ISMAEL, RN
Very easy to understand... excellent.
SAM PARAMORE, NP
JORDAN PODVAL, MD
TRAVIS THURINGER (NP Student)
SAHANA CHOUDHURY, NP
THERESA SLADE-MOORE, MD
JAMES MCNALLY, MD
could have explained triple therapy and leukotrienes better
PAIGE SHELTON, NP
Great explanation of how to quickly determine med sequence for both COPD and asthma. Chart visual was simple and easy to understand.
CHELSEA ALVAREZ , RN
CAROLINE MERRICK, RN
JOAN DOUGLAS, NP
This was very easy to understand. Thank you.
ANUM NIDA, MD
Good, but could have included brand names of inhalers and chart of stepwise therapy.
TOMOKO HOBBS, RN
HANNAH NGALE (NP Student)
JOEL LUCERO (NP Student)
SHALABH SAMDARSHI, MD
It's an excellent course, made me enlightened about inhalers. Thank you med cram
HELEN BEELEY, PT
JEAHYEOK JANG, RN
TINA THORNE, NP
SAJITHA NAIR, MD
VICKI GOSS, NP
ASGHAR ALI, MD
Excellent Finally a concise way to remember
XIAOYUAN ZHU MAULDIN, NP
COLETTE COLBURN, NP
quick simple way to remember asthma and COPD meds
TE DU, MD
MIGUEL QUISPE (Medical Student)
TERRY SAUNDERS, PA-C
Great explanation. Thank you
KRISTIE MITCHELL, NP
CAROLYN WOAHLOE (NP Student)
MICHAEL STERN (NP Student)
nice and concise, thanks
TAMMY ALVERSON, MD
Inhalers (Asthma & COPD Treatment) Explained Clearly
SHIFFY OCHS, NP
ALEX TURNER (Nursing Student)
ZRINKA FESTINI MIKULEC, Pharmacist
Precise and clear explanation of managing COPD and asthma- excellent!
SUHYUN LEE, MD
ALISON ULRICH, NP
FRITZ LEMOINE, MD
WOLE ODUNTAN, MD
Great presentation and simple to understand. But not all asthma and copd drug groups were covered.
JENNIFER KALINOWSKI, RN
DAVID NGUYEN, Pharmacist
JUSTIN NG (Medical Student)
LESLIE PRISCO, RN
KATI WILLOUGHBY, MD
ADEDEJI KALEJAIYE, MD
VARSHA SHAH, MD
AEJAY PECQUET, RN
Just in time for my upcoming licensure exam. I am very well satisfied with how the explanation is simplified and also with the help of chart/illustration *Btw, I'm a visual type of person* I can fully understand how the treatment for asthma and copd works! Thanks Nclex Mastery App :-)
HARINDER SINGH, MD
SEAN GODDARD (NP Student)
ALICE NJOROGE (NP Student)
JUVIL SAVAJ, Pharmacist
explained best way
MAZYAR KOOLAIAN, MD
HAYAA AL LAWANSAH (Pharmacy Student)
Simple and clear. I love the way you draw the Saba and lapa and corticosteroids and lama in nice and easy charts. This teaches me the difference in treatment of COPD and asthma. Great job !
MARICHA DELACRUZ-TUASON (NP Student)
So easy to understand!
JANET ADJEI (NP Student)
Doc. you couldn't have explained it better.
GINA VENTE-SMITH, RN
Simplest and easiest way to understand treatment algorithms for COPD and asthma that I have come across :)
MICHAEL FORMAN (Medical Student)
ANDREW ADAMS, MD
RACHEL WALTER, NP
JULIE NYHUS (NP Student)
LEONID BRODSKY, MD
BERT DE LEEUW, EMT
MARY JANE HANSON, NP
Very well written, does nice job of differentiating between Rx for asthma and COPD
FAISAL ALMOGBEL, MD
KATHY KIMPLER, PA
The boxes made it easy to understand, which medications are used first for Asthma and COPD. Makes perfect sense.
As he said, quick and dirty, but definitely covers the basics well.
ERIC HUNKE, NP
Good video, but pretty basic info. Would love to see a little more about the disease process. I imagine the info I am looking for is available in the pulmonology lectures.
MARY RIFINO, MD
Great, concise, easy to remember.
AHMED ALI, MD
JASON DEETS, RN
MATT CALVERT, Paramedic
MAGGIE PARKER (NP Student)
He has a great way of explaining things clearly and gives you tips to help remember what medicines go with what class of medications
BRENT ROBBINS (Nursing Student)
The best and most simplistic explanation of these two concepts, makes it easy on a stressed out nurse that is cramming to get their RN. Let's be honest who actually studies ahead? The answer is housewives that have a hubby with a good job. That's not the majority!
RICHARD BENIAN, Dentist
HANAH MILAM (Nursing Student)
Clear, simple. Easy to understand!
JUJU ECHEBIRI (Nursing Student)
GERRY PRIETO (Medical Student)
I very much appreciate that a non-medically associated observer can access this information. I am now vastly more informed about my pulmonary condition than ever before. Your illustrations and explanations are surprisingly comprehensible to a layman. You have masterful teaching skills.
KOUSTAV BANGAL (Medical Student)
KRISTEN KILBURG (NP Student)
AMY NYENHUIS, RN
This lecture really helped me to understand the treatment difference in the two. I also thought it was easily explained where I could interpret and retain the information.
JULIA RILEY (NP Student)
Really breaks down the information to a level that is easy to understand!
STANLEY GUERRERO, RN
This is an excellent explanation to understand and recall how to use inhaled meds in asthma and COPD.
Great quick review of COPD and asthma med classes
JAYMIE VIRTUSIO (Medical Student)
Can you expand more on leukotrienes
MICHAEL DEAROS (NP Student)
MISTY DEHAVEN (NP Student)
MARGARET TUMUHAIRWE (NP Student)
very elaborate. the information is easy to remember!
SEBASTIAN HAUPT (Medical Student)
Great overview. Short and sweet
SAM FRIMPONG (Nursing Student)
simple and easy for memorize the terms . I love this course.
LISA MAK (NP Student)
JEFF KIKI, MD
Nice visual presentation. It help me to understand the medication.
KRISTI SHOWALTER (NP Student)
I like how the end of the med names were so clearly explained
LOANA KALOYANOVA, RN
CARLY CRULL (NP Student)
CHINEDU EJIKE, MD
great course. a god review of medication used in these 2 diseases.
MAHA MAHMOUD, MD
Love it!!! The chart was great in helping me understand. Thank you!!
THYAGO VIEIRA, Paramedic
MANUEL SUAREZ, MD
OUTSTANDING AND CLEAR FOR BOTH PRACTICE AND CASE QUESTIONS
Great explanation, very clearly understood!
STANISLAV PANFILOV, MD
Clearly explained receptor sites and treatment strategies. Absolutely love this approach for explanation and teaching. Thank you Dr. Roger
MARK TRACH, MD
Very helpful, I really enjoyed the clarity of this explanation
- Quadruple Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine.
- Over 20 years teaching experience as both an exam preparation instructor and an assistant professor of medicine.
- Experience as a medical director for both a Southern California Physician Assistant Program and a Respiratory Therapy Program.
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