The role of a pharmacist for asthma patients
For patients with asthma, a pharmacist is a very important member of your asthma management team – both in terms of patient teaching and optimization of asthma medications.
At Wellness Pharmacy, we educate our patients on how to best manage their condition. As part of their asthma management program, they are encouraged to keep a diary to track symptoms, which may be worsened by factors such as exercise and pollen. This allows our pharmacists to identify problems early so we can provide effective intervention, and help patients recognize when to seek medical or emergency treatment.
Because proper inhaler technique is critically important, we make sure that all patients who require inhalers are educated on how to use them. Patients may even be asked to demonstrate their technique at each refill. The pharmacist is then able to provide feedback to ensure optimal drug delivery to the patient’s lungs.