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East Suffolk and North East Essex NHS Foundation Trust

 
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3 Respiratory system

MHRA:Pressurised metered dose inhalers (pMDI): risk of airway obstruction from aspiration of loose objects

Inhalers

The following acronyms may be mentioned in this section in reference to inhalers

  • MDI- Metered dose inhaler
  • DPI- Dry powder inhaler
  • BAA- Breath actuated aerosol
  • ICS- Inhaled corticosteroid
  • SABA- Short-acting bronchodilator
  • LABA- Long-acting bronchodilator
  • SAMA- Short-acting muscarinic
  • LAMA - Long-acting muscarinic

Local guidance

Asthma

IESCCG Asthma Action Plan

NEECCG Asthma plan (Asthma UK)

Joint Asthma quick reference guide - adults

Asthma quick reference guide – children (5yrs-12yrs)

Asthma quick reference guide – children (over 12yrs)

Asthma quick reference guide – children (under 5yrs)

Asthma step down guidance - adults

COPD

Joint COPD Quick Reference Guide

IESCCG COPD action plan

NEECCG COPD patient passport

Other documents

Inhaler switching

03-01-01-01 Short-acting beta2 agonists

Salbutamol MDI
First Choice

Blue View adult BNF  View SPC online  View childrens BNF
Salbutamol DPI- Easyhaler®
Formulary

Not stocked at IHT


Blue View adult BNF  View SPC online  View childrens BNF
Terbutaline DPI
Formulary

Reserved for patients intolerant or allergic to salbutamol.

Licensed for adults and children >5 years


Blue View adult BNF  View SPC online  View childrens BNF
Salbutamol 2.5mg and 5mg nebulisers
Formulary

Only if patient unable to use inhalers / patients with severe disease.


Blue View adult BNF  View SPC online  View childrens BNF
Terbutaline Nebulisers
Formulary

Reserved for patients intolerant or allergic to salbutamol where a patient is unable to use inhalers or has severe disease


Blue View adult BNF  View SPC online  View childrens BNF
Salbutamol  intravenous
Formulary

Red Hospital View adult BNF  View SPC online  View childrens BNF
Salbutamol  tablets, syrup
Non Formulary

May be continued for existing patients only, consider moving to a formulary option at next review


View adult BNF  View SPC online  View childrens BNF