Administration of nebulised medication

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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.

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