Safe Nebulization

Safe use of Nebulizer in the COVID-19 Pandemic

A lot has been spoken about aerosol-generating procedures such as nebulisation and whether it can be a source of viral droplet infection. Despite the controversy, the principles of Good Nebulisation Practice or GNP have not changed much; in fact, its importance and relevance in the current scenario has only grown manifold.

Sharing of nebulisation accessories such as a face mask or mouthpiece is an unhygienic practice with high-risk potential for spreading infection. Using your own personal face mask or mouthpiece reduces this risk of infection. Therefore, we call on every healthcare professional to promote and emphasise on the judicious use of nebulisation therapy through adherence to GNP at every step of the treatment.

We strongly believe that when it really comes to Caring for Life, we should maintain

Considering the pandemic, under this campaign, every doctor, paramedic, patient and caregiver must adopt and follow four key behaviours while performing nebulisation:

Safety First: Wear appropriate gear during nebulisation.

Refuse to Reuse: Encourage single-use nebulisation.

Mind the Gap: Maintain a distance of at least 6 feet during nebulisation.

Sanitize to Nebulise: Sanitise the nebulisation area with a hospital-grade disinfectant

Click on the link to find out more on safe nebulisation practice recommendations for in-clinic nebulisation, home nebulisation and ICU nebulisation.

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