Competency of Metered-Dose Inhaler Use among Saudi Community Pharmacists:A Simulation Method StudyIssa Saad Ali Al-Qahtani1,Turki Mohammed Almoteb1 and Yaser Mohammed Al-Worafi2,3*
- *Corresponding Author:
- Yaser Mohammed Al-Worafi
RPh, M.Pharm and PhD (Clinical Pharmacy).College of Pharmacy,
University of Science and Technology,
College of Pharmacy, Qassim University,
Yemen, Saudi Arabia.
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: 04/12/2015 Accepted date: 13/07/2015 Published date: 17/07/2015
Metered dose inhalers (MDI) are commonly used by asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients. Incorrect MDI technique by patients leads to poor outcome of the treatment. Insufficient skill in the use of MDI device by pharmacists worldwide was reported. The aim of this study was to assess the community pharmacist’s competency on MDI technique use in Saudi Arabia and to identify the factors affecting the competency of MDIs use among the community pharmacists in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.