sterile water for irrigation vs inhalation

  1. Hi all!

    If I'm giving cool mist over night to a trach patient and run out of "sterile inhalation water" am I able to sub "sterile water for irrigation?"

    is is there a difference? Will it harm my patient? Thanks!
  2. 2 Comments

  3. by   Daisy_08
    When we run out of inhalation bags, we use regular sterile water bottles to to manually fill. I think it would be okay.
  4. by   AbigailJo
    Thank you for your help!