In a recent systematic review and meta‐analysis, the benefits of education older people about inhaler technique have been affirmed. The  review ultimately included 8 studies (4 randomized, 4 quasi‐experimental) with a total of 1,812 participants. The most frequent intervention was physical demonstration of inhaler technique, training with placebo devices. Five studies showed significant reduction in exacerbation rates (pooled risk ratio=0.71, 95% confidence interval=0.59–0.86; p < .001), although effect on disease control and quality of life showed high discrepancy. Education improved inhaler performance and clinically relevant outcomes, although to an overall moderate degree.