Administration of a Nebulizer

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Administration of a Nebulizer

Aerosol Nebulizers/Inhalers


  • Administer medication and provide humidification to the tracheobronchial tree.
  • Increase alveolar and total ventilation.
  • Facilitate the ability to cough and remove secretions.

Applies To

  • Registered Nurses
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurses


  • Oxygen source or compressed air.
  • Connective small bore tubing.*
  • Nebulizer cup.*
  • Aerosol medication.
  • Sterile normal saline.
  • Mouthpiece or adapter if client has a tracheostomy.
  • Disposable gloves, as needed.

* Note: You may use a universal Intermittent Positive Pressure Breathing circuit if the client is on a ventilator.