Medication Administration Nebulizer

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Procedure Guidelines

9.21 MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION - NEBULIZER

INDICATIONS:


EQUIPMENT:

  • 1 oxygen supply tubing.
  • 1 nebulizing chamber.
  • 1 T piece.
  • 1 mouth piece or aerosol mask.
  • Non-humidified oxygen with a flow meter.
  • Medication to be given.

Aerosol mask doesn’t require patient’s help and may deliver a higher O2 percentage.


PROCEDURE:

  • Assemble oxygen supply tubing to the nebulizer.
  • Add the medication to the nebulizing chamber.
  • Connect the top of the nebulizing chamber.
  • Connect the T piece to the top of the nebulizing chamber.
  • Connect the mouth piece to the T piece.
  • Connect the oxygen supply tubing to the oxygen flow meter.
  • Set the flow meter to 6 - 8 liters / minute and watch for the medication to mist.
  • Give the nebulizer to the patient and have them breathe the medication.
  • If the patient is unable to hold the nebulizer, remove the mouth piece from the T piece and apply T piece to an aerosol mask.
  • Auscultate breath sounds.


MONITOR:

  • Blood pressure
  • Heart rate
  • Respiratory status