As per the World Health Organization released during May 2018, 9 out of 10 individuals are believed to breathe air containing high levels of pollutants. Studies reveal, above 90% of air pollution-related deaths worldwide occur in low- and middle-income countries, especially in Asian and African countries, followed by low- and middle-income countries of the Eastern Mediterranean, European and the American regions. As per the University of Washington’s Global Burden of Disease study, 2018, COPD was the second-highest cause of death in India, leading to the death of almost 958,000. Inhalers are essential for observing the strict regimen required for these conditions, as they avoid the need for and the adverse effects associated with the use of injectables and oral drugs.Inhalers are used to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), such as asthma, by delivering bronchodilator medication to the airway directly, without passing through the blood. ‘Smart’ inhalers are inhalers with extra digital features – they link to an app on the phone or tablet to help the patient and the doctor to manage asthma better.
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N. Sakthi Bharathi. Smart Inhaler. International Journal of Nursing Education and Research. 2021; 9(4):509-1. doi: 10.52711/2454-2660.2021.00120
N. Sakthi Bharathi. Smart Inhaler. International Journal of Nursing Education and Research. 2021; 9(4):509-1. doi: 10.52711/2454-2660.2021.00120 Available on: https://ijneronline.com/AbstractView.aspx?PID=2021-9-4-30