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Adult Metered Dose Inhaler Evaluation

  • Equipment and Patient Preparation

  • Patient Evaluation

  • Implementation of Procedure

  • Follow-up

  • Demonstrates Knowledge of Fundamental Concepts

  • Clinical Competency Performance Criteria

  • Summary performance evaluation

    Please use the following criteria and select the appropriate pop-up menu.
    Satisfactory - ready for clinical application with minimal supervision. Performed procedure accurately, or was able to correct performance without injury to the patient or decreasing effect of therapy being given.
    Unsatisfactory performance - not ready for clinical application. Requires remediation under one of the following categories
    Minor - Unsatisfactory: Needs to review fundamental concepts or requires re-evaluation of minor deficiency(s) (ex. forgets to wash hands during the Follow-up stage. Must be re-evaluated on this step not the whole procedure).
    Major - Unsatisfactory: Requires additional supervised clinical practice and complete re-evaluation of the procedure
  • References

    1. AARC Clinical Practice Guideline: "Selection of Aerosol Delivery Device" RC 1992;37: p. 891-897
    2. AARC Clinical Practice Guideline: "Delivery of Aerosols to the Upper Airway" RC 1994;39(8): p. 803-807
    3. AARC Clinical Practice Guideline: "Assessing Response to Bronchodilator Therapy at Point of Care" RC 1995;40(12):1300-1307
    4. CDC, Guideline for Hand Hygiene in Healthcare Settings. MMWR Oct. 25, 2002; vol. 51(No. RR-16)
    5. Mahler, D; Weinberg D, Wells C, and Feinstein A. The measurement of dyspnea: contents, interobserver agreement and physiologic correlates of two new clinical indexes. Chest 1984; 85:751-758