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Decontamination of nebulisers

VOL: 97, ISSUE: 07, PAGE NO: 3Anna Edwards, BSc, RGN, is senior nurse, infection control, Royal Brompton Hospital and Harefield NHS Trust, LondonPatients with both acute and chronic respiratory conditions often require respiratory support, which necessitates the use of nebulised solutions via a variety of nebulising devices. These may facilitate the delivery of drugs, such as antibiotics and bronchodilators, or saline to aid sputum production.

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