From my perspective, the Space Chamber plus is a real step forward. It is easy to use, easy to clean, there are no alignment issues (for the inhaler and mouthpiece) and it is easy to remove the mask when children no longer need them. As part of my work, I deliver training sessions around the country and there has been a lot of interest in the new anti-static version because the removal of the need to prime the spacer will save medication
Respiratory Nurse Specialist, UK
"I have been using spacers for over 20 years because they help avoid the dry throat that I get from using a puffer directly,” Lorna says. “And I know that spacers provide a much more effective method of drug delivery. However, the early spacers were much too large to be carried easily, so I was delighted with the Compact Space Chamber plus®, because it fits neatly into my bag and the inhaler can be stowed inside this spacer. As a result, I am able to keep my spacer and inhaler with me at all times."
Maternity Service Coordinator
"Last year, when being tested for COPD, an NHS professional gave me a Compact Space Chamber plus spacer and I am delighted to report that I have found this to be an excellent product."
"Guidelines recommend that any person who is prescribed a metered dose inhaler should be encouraged to use a spacer device with their inhaler. We know that this helps to increase lung deposition and improve outcomes for people with respiratory disease, so I am pleased to note the initiatives that MD UK are making. Both the Space Chamber Plus and the compact version are small enough to fit inside a pocket or a handbag, which means they are more likely to be used regularly, and the low resistance valve enables users to inhale freely and easily, whilst also enabling clinicians and carers to check that the spacer is being used correctly. Young children find the Compact Space Chamber Plus easy to use because of the low resistance to inhalation and exhalation. On a practical note, compatibility with attachments is important; masks for children and the elderly and simple connection to a trachy tube.”
Dr Anna Murphy
Consultant Respiratory Pharmacist / University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
“We were very impressed with the Space Chamber Plus – with a low resistance valve, it’s easy to see when the spacer is being used correctly and it’s very useful to be able to connect easily to a tracheotomy tube. We were also pleased to note that this spacer is dishwasher safe.”
Practice Nurse, Northants
"There is enormous room for improvement in inhalation technique and the Space Chamber Plus can help with this objective because the low resistance valve helps users to see that the spacer is being used correctly. Most puffers fit inside this spacer so it is more likely to be carried and used, and being dishwasher safe it can be maintained in good condition for longer."
Practice Nurse, London
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