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Many patients undergoing a laryngectomy have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and/or Asthma, which is often treated with Dry Powder Inhalers (DPI).

The anatomical changes after this type of surgery prevent further use of these types of inhalers, and therefore need changing to an appropriate Metered Dose Inhaler (MDI) (to be used with a spacer and an infant face mask) or Nebulised solution.

We have worked with the Respiratory team and Specialist Pharmacists of the Lancashire Teaching Hospital Trust to create a simple conversion table to help clinicians switch from DPI to an appropriate MDI alternative.

We hope you find the table helpful and would appreciate 2min of your time to give us feedback and suggestions.

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