can’t nebulize through your vent? use an MDI

3 Mar

some vent machines aren’t designed to nebulize in-line, so if you want to give albuterol to a ventilated patient, how else can you do it?

I’ve seen some RT’s use the vent tubing like a big spacer and just puff in an MDI PRN.  

One cool idea: via crashingpatient.com:

MDI canister in a 60 cc syringe

tape it into a port, or hook up some IV tubing and thread it in, tape it down.

Neat.

References: crashingpatient.com (includes picture)

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