Neublizer Inhalation Therapy

 

Clinical Indications:

 

 

Procedure:

 

  1. Gather the necessary equipment.
  2. Assemble the nebulizer kit.
  3. Instill the premixed drug (such as Albuterol (Ventolin) or other approved drug) into the reservoir well of the nebulizer.
  4. Connect the nebulizer device to Oxygen at 4 to 6 liters per minute or adequate flow to produce a steady, visible mist.
  5. Instruct the patient to inhale normally through the mouthpiece of the nebulizer. The patient needs to have a good lip seal around the mouthpiece.
  6. The treatment should last until the solution is depleted. Tapping the reservoir well near the end of the treatment will assist in utilizing all of the solution.
  7. Monitor the patient for medication effects. This should include the patient’s assessment of his/her response to the treatment and reassessment of vital signs, EKG, and breath sounds.
  8. Document the treatment, dose, and route on/with the patient care report (PCR).