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Humidifiers and Nebulizers

Equipment related to the delivery of humidity and aerosol delivery.

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Heat and Moisture ExchangerExhaled heat and moisture are collected and made available to warm and humidify the following inspiration
Bubble humidifierMedical gas passes through a diffuser to increase the surface area for water-gas interface
Pass-over humidiferMedical gas is directed over a reservoir of water
Cascade humidiferMedical gas if forced through a large diffuser tower, through the water, then out to the patient
Small-volume nebulizersMost commonly a side-stream design used extensively for administration of bronchodilators and other drugs
Small Particle Aerosol GeneratorUsed for the administraton of ribavirin
Metered-dose inhalerMetal cannister containing drug in form of suspension of micronized crystals or in solution
Dry-powdered inhalerDevice delivering drug in a powdered form
Large-volume nebulizerUses Venturi principle and has a capability of delivering large amounts of heat and moisture
Ultrasonic nebulizerUses the piezoelectric principle to deliver an aerosol


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