Nebulizer treatment

  1. My husband who is sick, received a breathing trmt. at the Dr.'s. He says the solution was green. I've never given a green colored breathing trmt. Does anyone have any idea what it was?
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  3. by   LilPeonNo1
  4. by   makes needs known
    I think serevent only comes in a diskus.
  5. by   traumaRUs
    What about calling them and asking?
  6. by   makes needs known
    I'm not going to call them. I know they are busy. Even though it's my husband those hippa laws make it so they don't like to convey info. If they are really busy taking care of pts, I know it is an inconvenience to stop and answer questions like this. I just thought someone might know something about green neb solution. But now that I start to think about it, maybe My Husband just though it was green and maybe the plastic reservoir for solution was green. Thanks everyone.
  7. by   LilPeonNo1
    You could call your pharmacy and ask them if there's a neb tx that's green in color.
  8. by   gt4everpn
    The only one's I've seen are clear, didn't the doc give him the name of the med to add to the neb machine?
  9. by   jreneex2
    hi, I am a respiratory therapist...working towards my RN...
    I do not know of any medications that are green and I have been an RT for over 11 years. I do know that the nebulizer's that we use at the hospital I work at changed this past year (manufacturer) and now, instead of clear nebs, the bottom half are now a bluish green color, this could cause the fluid to appear a green color I suppose. I never looked at it that way. I will next time I give one though.
  10. by   morte
    ask husband if the whole container appeared green or if the green only went part way up........i suspect you and the
    RT that answered are correct, it is the container itself that is least he was paying attention!
  11. by   CoffeeRTC
    Yep, our neb thingys are green. Never seen anything but clean fluid and we've been doing rep treatments as nurses in LTC for the last 12 yrs or so.
  12. by   boggle
    I'm glad to hear an explanation for the "green", but am still bothered about something here. I think you (or your husband) should always be able to call the physician's office when you have a question or concern. You need to know what meds and treatments you (or your husband) are receiving. If you don't need an immediate answer for your question, they can call you back later.

    As far as HIPAA goes, next time you are there, have you husband sign the office's privacy form authorizing them to disclose information about him.
  13. by   jstbreathe
    We had an OB MD order oral Albuterol to be nebulized. And....the RT did it!!!!!! I imagine it didn't nebulize though. Probably just bubbled a bit. LOL.
    Another MD that used to be an RT said, it had no effect on pt. Didn't help or hurt.