The new 2014 GINA (Global Initiative for Asthma) Report (external link) highlights the importance of assessing inhaler technique to accurately distinguish between severe and uncontrolled asthma.
“Poor inhaler technique is a serious challenge to creating effective asthma management plans. We developed the Vitalograph AIM as a low-cost, easy to use means of identifying incorrect inhaler technique and supporting good technique with an accuracy that is difficult to achieve by simple observation”
says Vitalograph Sales & Marketing Director, Bob Bemister.
The GINA Report also stresses the importance of FEV1 measurements in the assessment of future risk and the benefits of long-term PEF monitoring for those with severe asthma. The Vitalograph asma-1 is an inexpensive, fast and simple way of measuring FEV1 without the time and expense associated with full spirometry. In addition the asma-1 and the innovative Vitalograph myPEF Web Enabled Peak Flow Meter help make long-term monitoring of peak flow simpler through electronic data capture.