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Table. Types of spacers

Name

Material

Cleaning necessary

Priming necessary
before first use*

Able A2A

Antistatic polymer

Yes

No

AeroChamber Plus

Polycarbonate polyurethane

Yes

No

Breath-A-Tech

Plastic

Yes

Yes

DispozABLE

Cardboard

No

No

La Grande E-Chamber

Polycarbonate polyurethane

Yes

No

LiteAire

Cardboard

No

No

La Petite E-Chamber

Polycarbonate polyurethane

Yes

No

Volumatic

Plastic

Yes

Yes

Washing: disassemble (if necessary), wash in warm water and dishwashing detergent, then allow to air dry without rinsing or wiping. Reassemble carefully.

Priming plastic spacers: wash and allow to dry (as above) before first use, to reduce static charge. If an unwashed plastic spacer needs to be used immediately, fire multiple (at least 10) actuations of medicine into the spacer, following manufacturer's instructions. (This is an arbitrary number of actuations in the absence of evidence that would enable a precise guideline.)

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