Best practice in the provision of nebuliser therapy.

Carol Kelly*, David Lynes

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Nebulisation is an important and common method of administering medication to patients with respiratory disease. Although the routine use of nebulisers is contentious, they are helpful when the patient is unable to use other devices, perhaps because of illness or poor dexterity, and are recommended in certain clinical situations, such as acute, life-threatening asthma. This article aims to inform nurses of current evidence regarding the advantages and limitations of nebuliser therapy. Patient experiences of receiving nebulisers are discussed, as well as the importance of cleaning and maintaining the equipment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)50-56; quiz 58
JournalNursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987)
Volume25
Issue number31
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Keywords

  • Asthma
  • Drug Administration Routes
  • Nebulizers and Vaporizers
  • Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
  • Education, Nursing

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