In-Check DIAL G16 enables healthcare professionals to coach patients to use their inhalers correctly. The device measures peak inspiratory flow rate, and can simulate the resistance characteristics of the specific inhaler of a patient, providing the device is set on the correct setting. The patient can then be trained to inhale at a flow rate known to be suitable for their personal DPI or pMDI.
The former In-Check DIAL has been revised, now grouping inhalers as a function of their internal airflow resistance, in order to accommodate information on the new devices. There are six resistance groups, five of which relate to dry powder inhalers (DPIs) and one of which to pressurised metered dose inhalers (pMDIs). A guide to identify the resistance group for each inhaler is provided on the In-Check DIAL and on the associated guide. The ability to use In-Check DIAL to measure specific flow rate of a particular inhaler can still be achieved through the use of a specific restrictive adapter. An example adapter is now included in the pack.
- Groups inhalers as a function of their internal airflow resistance, in order to accommodate new inhaler devices
- Individually calibrated for accuracy
- Easy to clean, by simple washing
- To coach DPI or pMDI inhaler technique
- Patients learn to inhale at the correct flow rate
- Inhaler training can be conducted quickly
- Low-cost, simple yet effective method of inhaler technique training