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Is tapping jet nebulisers worthwhile?
  1. M L Everard,
  2. M Evans,
  3. A D Milner
  1. Department of Child Health, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham.

    Abstract

    An in vitro system was used to study the effect of tapping a jet nebuliser on the dose delivered to patients. Using a 2 ml fill, effective drug delivery had ceased by 3 minutes but a further 38% was delivered to the filter by 5 minutes if the chamber was tapped.

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