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Does anyone know to tell me what does "the spacers" refer to in the sentence below?
In those with intact cognition, training would increase acquisition of better inhalation technique and could result in the retention of information given. This requires time and patience especially in those with impaired hearing. Patients with definitive dementia will require assistance in using inhalers. In some patients, adding spacers may be needed. In others, nebulised therapy or oralmedicationsmay be necessary to deliver effective treatment.
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A spacer is "a piece of material used to create or maintain a space between two things."
Probably on the mouthpiece of whatever inhaler they are talking about.
From a paper on COPD, i.e Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.