We avoid the problem of spacer purchase and proper use by sending the
patients home from our ED's with a MDI and appropriate spacer. The
Respiratory Therapist provides the training for the patients/parents.
Aerochamber with mask runs about US$24-28; without mask US$22-24.
Optihalers (similar to an Aerochamber without mask) are US$15-18.
Inspirease (the collapsible bag) is about US$30-35 (with a 3 month supply
Jeff Linzer MD MICP
Division of Emergency Medicine
Egleston and Hughes Spalding Children's Hospitals
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