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- The client shakes the unit vigorously 3 or 4 times.
- The client places the inhaler over his tongue and seals his lips tightly around it.
- The client administers the next puff immediately after exhaling.
- After administering the dose, the client keeps his lips closed and holds his breath for at least 10 seconds before exhaling.
Number 3 is correct.
Options 1, 2, and 4 describe the proper technique for use of an inhaler with a spacer. The client should wait at least 1 minute between puffs.