Asthma Care

Beth Klements, MS, PNP-BC, AE-C, our Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, also serves as the Asthma Clinical Nurse Specialist at Boston Children's Hospital. Beth and her team put together these instructional videos for proper Asthma Care.

Instructional Videos for Asthma Devices
Videos produced by Boston Children's Hospital's Allergy and Asthma Program.

Click to jump to a video:

Using a Nebulizer with Facemask Using an Inhaler with Spacer and Facemask
Using a Nebulizer with Mouthpiece Using an Inhaler with Spacer and Mouthpiece
Using a Diskus Inhaler Cleaning your Inhaler and Spacer
Using an Asmanex Inhaler Using a Pulmicort Flexhaler
  Using a Peak Flow Meter

 

Using a Nebulizer with Facemask
This video describes the proper technique for using a nebulizer with a facemask. This device is appropriate for children up to age 6, or older if they cannot use a mouthpiece.

 

Using a Nebulizer with Mouthpiece
This video describes the proper technique for using a nebulizer with a mouthpiece. This device is appropriate for children 6 or older.

 

Using a Diskus Inhaler
This video demonstrates how to use a Diskus device.



 

Using an Asmanex Inhaler
This video demonstrates how to use the Asmanex Twisthaler device.

 

Using an Inhaler with a Spacer and Facemask
This video describes how to use a metered dose inhaler (MDI) with a spacer and facemask. This device is appropriate for children up to 6 years old or older, if the child is unable to use a mouthpiece.



 

Using an Inhaler with a Spacer and Mouthpiece
This video describes how to use a metered dose inhaler (MDI) with a spacer and mouthpiece. This device is appropriate for children about 6 years old or older, if the child is able to take deep breaths and hold them.

 

Cleaning an Inhaler and Spacer
This video demonstrates the proper technique for cleaning a metered dose inhaler (MDI) and a spacer.

 

Using a Pulmicort Flexhaler
This video demonstrates the proper technique for how to use a Pulmicort Flexhaler device.

Using a Peak Flow Meter
This video shows how to use a peak flow meter to measure breathing. A peak flow meter measures how much air you can breathe out quickly.