Few parents use kids' asthma meds correctly: study

Posted: 11/4/2013

From HealthDay:

Most adults who help children take inhaled asthma medications don't know all of the steps involved for their proper use, new research finds.

Using inhalers improperly often means a child receives too little medication, which can lead to continuing symptoms or worsening asthma, the study authors noted.

"Of the 10 steps for accurate technique, we were surprised to learn that only one out of 169 caregivers knew all 10 steps," said study author Dr. Marina Reznik, an assistant professor of pediatrics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City. Read more.