In a message dated 9/8/99 7:25:51 PM Pacific Daylight Time, [log in to unmask]
<< One puff of ventolin from an inhaler = 90mcg. 8 puffs,then would = .72 mg.
The normal starting pedi dose is 2.5 mg. Therefore, it would take 27 puffs,
then, to be the equivalent of one nebulizer dose. Pretty pandemoneous
puffing, I'd say. >>
This ignores the fact that the neb runs during exhalation, wasting 2/3 rds of
the dose into the room.
Bob Lewis, RN, RRT
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