I love these spacers because they are compact and user friendly. They can go in the dishwasher and they are easy to take apart and put back together again. I prescribe them regularly to my respiratory patients, and I am looking forward to the anti-static version becoming available, as this will aid in drug deposition because it does not rely on the person priming the spacer to minimise the static. I also like the fact that the MDI fits inside the compact spacer, so it reduces storage space. They are a big hit with my patients.
Two of my three young children suffer with asthma and this has been a stressful experience. However, I am delighted to report that the Anti-Static Space Chamber Plus has worked really well. Watching the vents in the Space Chamber Plus valve as my children breathe in the medicine is a very good way of confirming that the medicine is being administered correctly, and I would highly recommend these spacers.
We routinely supply the Space Chamber Plus for our asthma and COPD patients for three reasons. Firstly, they have a flexible connector in the base which is compatible with a wide range of inhalers; secondly, inhalers conveniently fit inside the spacer and thirdly, the Space Chamber Plus is cost-effective.
Superintendent Pharmacist, Cromer Group Practice
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
"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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