Friday, April 5, 2013

Watch And Learn How To Use A Nebulizer In Seven Easy Steps.

If you are treating your patient with a nebulizers you must know how to use properly to achieve the proper benefits of its purpose. Knowing how to use a nebulizer is an important aspect of COPD treatment. This illustrated, step-by-step guide shows you how to use a nebulizer in 7 easy steps.

Step 1. Nebulizers are easy to use and work by delivering a fine mist of spray which penetrates deeply into your lungs.
Step 2. Assemble the nebulizer according to the manufacturer's instructions. Be sure to securely connect the hose to an air compressor.
Step 3. Carefully fill the medicine cup with your prescription. If your medicine comes in a pre-measured plastic ampule, twist off the top and pour it into the cup. There are two types of COPD medications commonly used in a nebulizer, bronchodilators and glucocorticoids.
Step 4. Attach the hose and mouthpiece to the medicine cup. Or, if you choose to use a mask, attach the hose and mask to the medicine cup.
Step 5. Place the mouthpiece into your mouth and secure your lips around it. Breathe in and out slowly through your mouth, without removing your mouth from the mouthpiece. This should be done continuously until the medicine is gone, about 15 to 20 minutes. If you have problems breathing through your nose, you may wear a noseclip.
Step 6. Some people prefer using a face mask for nebulizer treatments and that's okay, because a face mask is just as effective in delivering COPD medications.
Step 7. After each use, rinse your mouthpiece and medicine cup with warm water and let air dry. You should also rinse your mouth to remove any left-over residue.
Those step are just easy steps on using a nebulizers. Once you follow them carefully you will have a good positive outcome of treating your patient.