From the Mailbag: Question About Batch Treatments

December 28, 2006

Mark Stuckwish sent us a note:

I am a manager w/30 yrs experience and am very concerned about “batching treatments” with masks. Most patients are nose breathers and the turbinates are giant baffling systems.I cannot find a single recommendation for delivering bronchodilators through the nose, neb or MDI.It’s like throwing pills at a patients. open mouth and hoping some make it in! How long would that practice last? Any studies/concerns from CMS, JCAHO, anybody? I could not access the GB study, just the brief article.thanks. Mark

Anyone care to answer?

Maybe this blog needs to turn into something more like a forum?

One Response to “From the Mailbag: Question About Batch Treatments”

  1. Jim Allen says:

    Mark,
    What (GB) study are you referring to? If you give me more info I might be able to provide you with the complete study.
    Best,
    Jim Allen

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