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Nebulizer/MDI for toddlers advice

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Well, nebulized treatments ARE aerosolizing, but not in the same sense intubation, BiPAP and sputum induction are. Medical gas from the wall outlet creates the aerosol in neb treatments, not the patient's cough or airway pressure. So albuterol or steroid nebs wouldn't require an N95 in most instances, unless there's a laboratory confirmed influenza, TB or chicken pox/measles involved.

In the same way, PPE would only be required when entering the room of an adult self-administering a neb IF they have a PPE-required infection.

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