Living Well With COPD - Page 17

Using a Soft Mist Inhaler (SMI) (Respimat®) Before using your SMI, read the specific manufacturer’s instructions. Follow accordingly to prepare the device and use it properly. 4 1 TWIST BASE STEP 1: Hold the inhaler upright with the cap closed. Twist the base of the inhaler in the direction the arrows point on the label until you hear a click. STEP 4: Remove the inhaler from your mouth. Hold your breath for 10 seconds, if possible. Exhale slowly. 5 2 OPEN CAP STEP 2: Open the cap. Listen to make sure it fully clicks into the open position. 3 HOLD BREATH CLICKS INTO THE OPEN POSITION. CLOSE CAP STEP 5: Close the cap. STEP 6: If specified for your product, repeat steps 1 through 5 for a total of 2 puffs. SLOW, DEEP BREATH STEP 3: Close your lips around the mouthpiece. Press the dose release button while taking in a slow, deep breath. 15