Handy Salbutamol dispensing device
Article first published online: 12 JAN 2009
© 2009 The Authors. Journal compilation © 2009 The Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland
Volume 64, Issue 2, page 230, February 2009
How to Cite
Cross, Y. and Byrne, N. (2009), Handy Salbutamol dispensing device. Anaesthesia, 64: 230. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2044.2008.05737.x
- Issue published online: 12 JAN 2009
- Article first published online: 12 JAN 2009
Facing bronchospasm in an intubated asthmatic patient on emergence from general anaesthesia can prove to be testing. Should this situation occur, useful advice could come from any member of the team. In my case, my operating department practitioner (ODP), who remembered his overseas training experience in Dunedin, New Zealand, came to the rescue.
And this is how they do it:
- 1Get Salamol (salbutamol) inhaler, remove the grey cap.
- 2Take 50 ml BD/plastipack syringe, remove the plunger.
- 3Slide the inhaler inside, business end at the hub of the syringe.
- 4Replace plunger, so the inhaler is enclosed within the syringe.
- 5Attach the syringe to the patient side of the filter (using a capnography connector) or straight into the tracheal tube.
- 6Push the plunger – this will result in delivery of a 100-μg dose of salbutamol.