What are Nebulizers?
Small volume nebulizers (SVN) turn a liquid medication into a mist that can be breathed in.(1) “SVNs are often used by respiratory therapists in the hospital to deliver breathing treatments to patients. Home-use SVNs can also be used outside the hospital.” (1)
Different Types of Nebulizers
There are two types of small volume nebulizers (SVN). These include a jet nebulizer and an electronic nebulizer. A jet nebulizer is the most common type of nebulizer. Jet nebulizers are designed for only one patient to use. The other SVN is an electronic nebulizer. “The main difference is that these other types of electronic nebulizers do not use a compressor. Instead, they use electrical energy to turn the liquid medication into a mist.” (1)
1. Becker E, Holt TO, Wiles K, Myers T. A Patient’s Guide to Aerosol Medication Delivery, 3rd Edition, 2017. American Association for Respiratory Care. Aerosol medication delivery devices: pressurized metered dose inhalers. Available from: http://www.aarc.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/aerosol-guides-for-patients-3rd.pdf .
Accessed November 9, 2018
My name is Artur Dzhurinskiy and I graduated from St. Louis College of Pharmacy in 2014 with a doctor of pharmacy degree. Through my academics I gained valuable experience learning about various medications that are used to treat disease states. I took pathophysiology, which helped me learn about how diseases in the body progress. I also took four different therapeutics courses, which helped me understand not only disease states, but how to select the proper medications for a disease based on guidelines. My favorite course while at college was pharmacology. I love learning about how medications work and how they affect the body (pharmacodynamics).
I am passionate writing about medications and disease states. I decided to get started with SB Medical because I have the opportunity to educate patients by writing about disease states and medications or medical devices. Hopefully through my writing I can educate patients about their disease states, medications, and medical devices.
I also have an interest in the drug development process and clinical trials. Primary literature is very important because new medications are being developed that could revolutionize the way we treat certain conditions. My main goal in the future is to hopefully write clinical trials and other regulatory documents relating to the drug approval process.
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