Right2Breathe | Inhaler | Identification | Education Program
Rescue vs. Daily Inhalers
One of the biggest challenges any patient living with a respiratory disease faces is the onslaught of technical terms, medical devices, and treatments handed to them once they are diagnosed.
The RIDE2Breathe Project serves to simplify inhaler education, through a simple three-stage process – which helps patients and caregivers identify, organize, and access which inhaler is best suited for individual situations.
Knowing the difference between your Rescue and Daily Maintnenance inhaler is a vital first stage of learning how to live with Asthma or COPD.
We’ve created a simple “sticker-based” program that allows you to quickly label which inhaler is for daily maintenance or those pesky flare-ups.
The Right2Breathe team has created an easy to take exam that helps you identify whether you’re using the inhaler correctly.
Daily vs Rescue Medication
What is a Rescue Inhaler?
Rescue medications are to be used for Shortness of Breath (SOB), chest tightness. When used as directed, they open the lungs and relax the airway muscles. They are not meant to be used every-day unless prescribed for use before exercise. If you use your rescue inhaler more than two times a week, please speak to your physician.
In racing terms – rescue medication is the NHRA Saftey Safari putting out that big fire to help reduce damage. While using the daily medicaton helps to reduce the potential of exacerbations and flare-ups, using the rescue inhaler correctly can also help reduce trips to the emegency room.
What is a Daily Inhaler?
In racing parlance – using a daily inhaler is like changing your engine oil as directed by your manufacture. It’s designed to help keep your lungs working as well as possible.
Technically speaking, daily medications (also known as maintneance medication) are used to control asthma (or COPD and other lung diseases) to prevent the need for excessive use of Rescue medications.
Daily inhalers reduce swelling and tightening of the airways to provide control. These are usually taken every day to prevent symptoms from occurring.
GREEN | RED LIGHT
Daily Medication - GREEN LIGHT
If you’re going to win a drag race – you need to start with a clean green light. The same concept applies to lung health.
Place the RIDE2Breathe GREEN sticker to clearly identify ALL Daily Medication.
Rescue Medication - RED LIGHT
A red light in drag racing is an instant disqualification. A rescue inhaler can save your life.
Place the RIDE2Breathe RED sticker to clearly identify ALL Rescue Medication.
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