Our department is presently moving away from the use of nebulised B2
agonists in favour of MDI and spacer device. (only the child with severe
asthma will be given nebs) This raises the problem of after hours
availability of spacers for the patient who is to be discharged. Right
now we give them away after hours and send the family to the local
pharmacy whenever they are open. I find this approach piecemeal and
inconsistent not to mention incovenient for us and the families
involved. Does anyone on the list have a different approach? Maybe
selling at cost price from the dept?
BTW the "Aerochamber" from Allersearch is now $55 Aust (about $US
35) . How does this compare to US prices? Are there cheaper
PLease feel free to reply privately or on the list.
Sandy Hopper. Registrar Sydney Children's Hospital , Aus
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