I have been doing PFTs since 1987. I have always given the bronchodilators via MDI and valve holding chamber. My current hospital is trying to switch to hand held nebulizer to deliver the bronchodilator. AARC says the mulitpatient use MDIs are not an infection control issue when used with a valve holding chamber. Our hospital pharmacy states that this has never been an issue either. My department uses multi patient use MDIs on all in patients, but want to change for OP PFTs. Does anyone have any ideas on this subject? Any opinions or policies that I can use? I need help.Thank you!
Barb Hutchison RRT, AE-C