Acute Care Volume 23, Issue 4

Medication Safety Alert! February 22, 2018

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Problem: Nebulization of inhaled medications provides an excellent delivery route for the treatment of both pulmonary and nonpulmonary conditions. The mist is easily inhaled by breathing normally, without requiring coordinated breaths to inhale the medication (as required with metered dose inhalers). This delivery method generally uses smaller medication doses, provides a rapid onset of drug action, and minimizes systemic effects. An additional advantage is that the nebulizer is adaptable and can be used with a mouthpiece, adult or pediatric face mask, tracheostomy collar, T piece, or...

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