Nebulizer Treatment and Peak Flow Assessment

  • Skill Level
    intermediate
  • Lectures
    1 Video
  • Enrolled
    56 students
  • Sample Certificate

What you'll learn

A nebulizer is a device that changes medication from a liquid to a mist that can be inhaled through the lungs. This mist comes through a tube that is attached to a mouthpiece or facemask. Nebulizers are available for in-home purposes and also portable models available for outpatient purposes. Home nebulizers have an outlet which mainly works through electricity.

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Nebulizers take at least 5 or 10 minutes to get the medicine into the lungs and sometimes even longer. The timing depends on the type of nebulizer, and medication. Peak flow is the maximum flow rate generated during forceful exhalation Nebuliser treatment was associated with a significant increase in peak flow in almost 80% of patients.

Nebulization is generally indicated in the management of acute exacerbations and long-term treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), management of cystic fibrosis, bronchiectasis, HIV/AIDS, and symptomatic relief in palliative care. Knowledge of how to use nebulizers, medications used in it, how long should a nebulizer used, what is peak flow test, how is it measured, etc should be known by health care professionals.

Therefore, this simulation module teaches you how to prepare for and administer nebulizer treatment, assess peak flow, and perform a spirometric test. Including both Learn and Test modes, the online simulator offers two scenarios that test your ability to either assess peak flow and perform nebulizer treatment or perform spirometry.

Who should attend?

  • General practitioners
  • Primary care physicians
  • Undergraduate medical students (Interns)
  • Postgraduate students in medicine
  • Nurses
  • Life science graduates

Key concepts covered include:

An overview of

  • To visualize the anatomy of the upper and lower respiratory systems
  • How to prepare for administering nebulizer treatment and assessing peak flow
  • To practice and perfect your skills in administering nebulizer treatment, assessing peak flow and performing a spirometric test

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*Please note certificate will be available for download post 24 hours of successful course completion with a minimum of 80% score in the quiz.

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