Every month I try to read an open-access article. After reading the article, I share the title and associated link with my followers. This is to encourage clinicians to read articles, stay up to date, and continue to grow.
This month I found a narrative review to share with you. The objective of this paper is to “ to review detached opinions and provide strategies for the safe and effective delivery of aerosolized medications through HFNC in the era of COVID-19 and beyond.” [p22].
How to deliver aerosolized medications through high flow nasal cannula safely and effectively in the era of COVID-19 and beyond: A narrative review
By: Arzu Ari, PhD, RRT, PT, CPFT, FAARC, FCCP, Gerald B. Moody, BSRC, RRT-NPS
Can J Respir Ther 2021;57:22–25. doi: 10.29390/cjrt-2020-041.
Link to the article: https://www.cjrt.ca/wp-content/uploads/cjrt-2020-041.pdf
The reason you may enjoy this article
- The authors have put together a nice summary of suggestions with regards to:
- Nebulizer selection,
- Nebulizer placement and use,
- HFNC cannula prongs,
- Gas flow,
- Delivery technique, and
- Unit dose vs. continuous nebulization with an infusion pump.
Checkout Table 1 on page 24.
Happy reading and learning,
July 27, 2021