Administration of nebulised medication
A nebulised medication creates an aerosol for the medication to be inhaled. It can be administered in conjunction with oxygen or without.
The usual time frame for a nebulised dose of medication is 5 to 10 minutes. Used for symptom relief and improved lung function in asthma, bronchitis and COPD. This method of delivery allows for larger doses to be inhaled over a longer period. Nebulised delivery is useful for those who are unable to use a metered dose inhaler or other device because of confusion, hand weakness or coordination problems.
Nebulisers need to be maintained and cleaned to avoid microbial build up.