The pMDI is a widely used popular inhaler format, yet many patients do not use their
inhalers correctly due to;
- inhaling too rapidly
- inability to co-ordinate actuation correctly
The need to get patients to inhale correctly is now widely recognised. There are
many dedicated sessions at respiratory conferences. The publication of the ERS/ISAM
guidelines has highlighted this problem.
Trainhaler helps to overcome the problem of lack of placebo pMDIs for training purposes.
It is a multi-patient device for use with Flo-Tone as a training system. Trainhaler
resembles a pMDI and works in a similar way, making a similar noise, but without
using any propellant gases.
Clement Clarke International have developed a simple solution to the co-ordination
difficulties that many patients face when using an inhaler. It is the ‘Flo-Tone’
Flo-tone gives an audible signal at correct flow rate and helps patient to co-ordinate
actuation of the pMDI. The attachment is used with the patient’s own inhaler or with
a placebo device.
This is a simple yet innovative low-cost design, which will help doctors and nurses
to conduct training in practice and allow the patient to continue to train whilst
Frequently asked questions.....
Q1. The pMDI my patient uses has a different shape mouthpiece to Flo-Tone....
CCI have introduced Flo-Tone to match the most commonly used inhalers, plans are
in place to introduce versions of Flo-Tone to fit other mouthpiece shapes.
Q2. After washing, Flo-Tone doesn’t seem to work properly....
If there is residual water around the reed of the whistle this will alter the whistle
performance. An easy way to clear residual water is to blow through the Flo-Tone.
Do not attempt to dry the reed with a towel, you may damage the reed.
Flo-Tone has been tested to withstand weekly dishwashing (at a low temperature setting).
For any other questions, please contact us directly and we will endeavour to answer
as soon as possible.