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Respiratory Care Advisory

Due to the increased risk of aerolized virus, nebulized respiratory treatments should not be used for COVID-19 patients. Metered dose inhalers (MDIs) should be utilized instead. 

When using MDIs for COVID-19 patients, the inhaler must be secured in a locked container in the patient’s room, and it is for single patient use. This inhaler must be discarded when the patient leaves the hospital. 

August 9, 2022