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Nebulizer Treatments Using a Ventilator

Supplies You Need

Gather all your supplies in a clean work area.

  • Nebulizer kit with medication cup
  • Blue T-Piece connector
  • Medicine
  • Nebulizer (aerosol) machine

Ventilator T-piece and nebulizer cupHow to Administer Treatment

  1. Wash your hands.
  2. Place baffle into the nebulizer chamber.
  3. Place the medicine in the nebulizer chamber.
  4. Screw the cap onto the chamber.
  5. Unhook the ventilator tubing and insert the T-piece into the ventilator tubing on the inhalation side.
  6. Insert the nebulizer cup into the T-piece that is now in line with the ventilator circuit.
  7. Connect one end of the tubing to the bottom of the nebulizer and the other end to the aerosol/nebulizer machine.
  8. Plug in the aerosol machine.
  9. Turn the machine on.
  10. Once nebulizer is done, suction your child’s trach to remove secretions.

Nebulizer attached to T-piece

Nebulizer attached to T-piece,which is in line with the ventilator circuitNebulizer attached to T-piece which is in line with the ventilator circuit.

Disconnect Wedge

Disconnect Wedge toolAll Bivona® trach tubes come with a disconnect wedge. This wedge is designed to make it easier to disconnect attachments, such as the ventilator, without pulling on the trach tube itself. This disconnect wedge should be with your child at all times.