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    The International Society for Aerosols in Medicine

    Arzu Ari

    Arzu Ari

    Arzu Ari

    Texas State University  
    Round Rock, USA

    Dr. Arzu Ari is a professor in the Department of Respiratory Therapy at Texas State University. She is a physical therapist and a respiratory therapist by training with 25 years of experience as a manager, clinician, educator, and researcher. Her primary area of research is aerosol medicine and she evaluates in vitro characterization of medical aerosols from various types of delivery systems used in the treatment of pulmonary diseases to help improve drug delivery in adults, pediatrics, and infants. Dr. Ari has published extensively on aerosol drug delivery and given more than 225 presentations at national and international professional congresses in the US, Europe, Middle East and Asia.


    Differential device selection and integration of device to patient – patient education and training


    There are many aerosol delivery devices on the market that have various features and operating requirements that need to be considered for the treatment of patients. Device selection in aerosol medicine is patient dependent and there is no aerosol device that suits all patient populations. Therefore, successful integration of device to patient is imperative for effective aerosol therapy. This presentation will explain differential device selection in spontaneously breathing adults and critically ill patients receiving invasive and noninvasive ventilation. Problems with patient education and adherence to aerosol therapy will be reviewed and effective educational interventions will be discussed.