Inhalers and Nebulizers

Inhalers and Nebulizers 

Inhalers and nebulizers are common devices used to deliver medications directly to the airways in the lungs. This course provides a brief overview of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and asthma to familiarize the learner with two common medical conditions that are treated using inhalers and nebulizers. Types and names of medications used in inhalers and nebulizers are described. How to properly use inhalers and nebulizers to obtain proper dosage of medication is presented in detail.


Hours: 1.00


Certificates provided by accrediting body (1 Match)

Florida Board of Nursing - Certified Nursing Assistants


This is not an accredited course for professional license renewal. Florida CNAs may use this inservice toward meeting their annual inservice requirement.This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-PAC-0-IN
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 1/31/2021
Learning Objectives:
Briefly define and describe COPD and asthma.
Name the two common types of medications used in inhalers and nebulizers.
Explain what corticosteroids and bronchodilators do when inhaled.
Discuss the types of anti-inflammatory, bronchodilators, and combination drugs commonly used in inhalers.
Describe how to properly use and maintain metered dose inhalers, nebulizers, and dry powder inhalers.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Administrators; in the following settings: Post-Acute Care.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
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