How to provide Aerosolized Treatments for Asthma and COPD patients in the post-COVID-19 era.
It’s safe to say that COVID has changed the landscape of aerosols in a similar way that AIDS changed the landscape for contact precautions. How? As you know, in the medical world, universal contact precautions calls for gloves when contacting all patients. This concept is now being applied to aerosols. The question is… What precautions […]
Winter is coming – how to make sure you give nebulized treatments more safely?
With a new post covid awareness around aerosols, we know it’s important to provide safer nebulized treatments that protect healthcare providers, not just the patient. But how do we do that? I’m sure you are using filters with your nebulizers but do your filters actually protect you and your colleagues from patient’s aerosols? The question […]
Safe Delivery of Aerosolized Medications in the Age of COVID
Early in the COVID pandemic, aerosolized medications were removed from all of the ambulances across my EMS agencies. The sick, asthmatic or elderly patient suffering from COPD unfortunately could not receive the gold standard treatment of nebulized medications for fear of transmitting COVID-19 to the treating paramedics in the small confines of an ambulance. In […]
Does the Breath Actuated Nebulizer (BAN) actually protect you from dangerous aerosols?
Protecting healthcare workers using PPE for airborne precautions became even more important during the Covid-19 pandemic than even before. However, some of the medical tools used in the past proved to be endangering medical workers even despite their PPE. One of the tools would be the use of Breath Actuated Nebulizer. What is a Breath Actuated […]
Are your nebulizer filters working safely? Nebulize safer!
Are you giving nebulized treatments in a way that’s safe for your patient and yourself too? Remember, in order for you to filter patient’s exhaled breath properly, the filters need to be actually put to work! Why the standard nebulizers aren’t as safe as we thought? The Covid-19 pandemic has uncovered many safety issues related […]