• Level 3
  • 2-3 Hours Duration
  • 1 Year Certificate

Nebuliser Training

This nebuliser training course aims to equip delegates with the theoretical and practical skills to safely care for those who use nebulisers.

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This nebuliser training course aims to equip delegates with the theoretical and practical skills to safely care for those who use nebulisers.

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Course Summary

  • Define what the is function of a nebuliser, inhaler, and spacer?
  • Identify indications and contraindications of nebuliser
  • Describe Anatomy and Physiology functions of the respiratory system
  • Describe how to recognise difficulty in breathing and discussion of how to help prevent this.
  • Observe how to administer inhalers and nebulisers effectively
  • Privacy and dignity - List situations where an individual’s privacy and dignity could be compromised (7.1b) Describe how to maintain privacy and dignity in the work setting (7.1c)
  • Describe the agreed ways of working in relation to medication (13.5a) - Consent - Care plans and record keeping - Explain why it is important to have secure systems for recording, storing, and sharing information (14.1b) - Explain the principles of safe handling of infected or soiled linen and clinical waste (15.1e)
  • Demonstrate to safely administer nebuliser

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    Where Do You Deliver The Nebuliser Training?

    We can deliver this training at your premises, as long as it's within the UK. Also, we have our own venues in Stoke on Trent, London, Swindon, Epsom & York if you need access to a training room (additional charges will apply). We can also deliver this training virtually using Zoom. However, sessions delivered via Zoom will be theory only and will not include any practicals.

    How long will the training last?

    This training will last 2-3 hours. We give a range of time to account for variable factors such as; underlying knowledge and competence of delegates, class interaction and engagement and reduced delegate numbers. If a course finishes earlier than the allotted time, it will be due to one of these reasons. However, our trainer will ensure that all learning outcomes have been met.

    What equipment will you use for training?

    We have a variety of different training equipment and tools available. The training will be relevant and transferable. However, if you have a specific requirement for a particular type of equipment, please make this clear during the booking process, and the team will ensure this is provided. Alternatively, we can use your own equipment for training.

Nebuliser Training

This nebuliser training course aims to equip delegates with the theoretical and practical skills to safely care for those who use nebulisers. Nebuliser training teaches you how to use a nebuliser (a device that changes liquid medicine into a mist) properly.

You will learn how to put in the medicine, use the machine, and breathe in the mist. This training is important to make sure you get the right amount of medicine and help with your breathing. It’s especially useful if you find inhalers difficult to use.

This course is often combined with our suction & oxygen courses which are delivered over a full day.

  • Course Duration: 2- 3 hours
  • Course Level: Level 3
  • Certificate: 1-year certificate
  • Max Delegates: 12
  • Practical: Yes

Nebuliser Course Summary:

In the course, you learn about nebulisers, who can use them, different medicines, the things you need, how to use them, and being careful. The training makes you feel sure about giving nebuliser treatment.

This helps keep patients safe and makes their breathing better. When you know the basics and talk well with patients, you help them feel cared for in hospitals and clinics.

Course Outline: Nebuliser Training

This Nubeuliser training provides participants with the knowledge and skills they need to effectively use nebulisers in a healthcare setting. The course covers essential aspects of nebuliser therapy, including:

Module 1: Introduction to Respiratory Care and Equipment

Discover the essential roles of nebulisers, inhalers, and spacers in delivering respiratory treatments. Understand when and why each device is used and learn to differentiate between indications and contraindications for nebuliser use.

1.1 Understanding the Function of Nebulisers, Inhalers, and Spacers
1.2 Differentiating Indications and Contraindications for Nebuliser Use

Module 2: Anatomy and Physiology of the Respiratory System

Embark on a journey through the respiratory system, gaining insights into how it functions to ensure efficient breathing. Explore the key structures and mechanisms that enable oxygen exchange and maintain overall respiratory health.

2.1 Overview of the Respiratory System and Its Functions
2.2 Exploring the Role of Key Respiratory Structures

Module 3: Recognizing and Addressing Breathing Difficulties

Develop the ability to identify signs of breathing difficulties and gain practical strategies to address them effectively. Learn to recognize the early warning signs and implement measures to prevent exacerbations.

3.1 Identifying Signs and Symptoms of Breathing Difficulties
3.2 Strategies to Prevent and Alleviate Breathing Difficulties

Module 4: Effective Administration of Inhalers and Nebulisers

Master the step-by-step procedures for administering inhalers and nebulisers accurately. Understand the nuances of proper technique and practice hands-on to build your proficiency.

4.1 Step-by-Step Demonstration of Inhaler Administration
4.2 Proper Technique for Nebuliser Administration
4.3 Hands-On Practice and Skill Refinement

Module 5: Ensuring Privacy and Dignity in Patient Care

Navigate through scenarios where patient privacy and dignity could be compromised. Learn how to maintain these crucial aspects while delivering respiratory care, ensuring a respectful and empathetic approach.

5.1 Scenarios Where Privacy and Dignity Might Be Compromised
5.2 Techniques to Maintain Privacy and Dignity in Clinical Settings

Module 6: Medication Management and Safe Handling

Dive into the agreed-upon protocols for administering medications, including obtaining consent and managing care plans. Understand the importance of secure information handling and sharing within healthcare settings.

6.1 Agreed Upon Procedures for Medication Administration
6.2 Importance of Consent and Care Plans
6.3 Principles of Secure Information Recording and Sharing

Module 7: Infection Control and Safe Handling

Grasp the fundamentals of infection control measures and learn how to handle infected or soiled materials safely. This module emphasizes the critical role you play in maintaining a clean and safe healthcare environment.

7.1 Understanding Infection Control Measures
7.2 Safe Handling of Infected or Soiled Linen and Clinical Waste

Module 8: Demonstrating Safe Nebuliser Administration

Put your learning into action with a hands-on demonstration of nebuliser administration. Practice in real-life scenarios to ensure you are fully prepared to administer treatments safely and effectively.

8.1 Hands-On Demonstration of Nebuliser Administration
8.2 Real-Life Scenarios and Problem-Solving

Career Pathways

This course can lead to a variety of careers in healthcare, such as respiratory therapist, nurse, and physician assistant.

Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of the Nebuliser Administration and Respiratory Care course (Level 2), you will emerge equipped with a comprehensive skill set that empowers you to:

  1. Explain Nebulisers and Their Indications: Clearly describe what nebulisers are and when they are used for respiratory treatments.
  2. Address Breathlessness and Prevention:  Recognize factors causing breathlessness and suggest ways to prevent it. Engage in informed discussions about preventive measures that can mitigate breathlessness, showcasing your ability to prioritize patient comfort and well-being.
  3. Distinguish Between Devices and Reasons: Differentiate between nebulisers, inhalers, and spacers and list reasons for using each.
  4. Champion Privacy and Dignity:  Understand why privacy and dignity matter in medication support.
  5. Anticipate and Address Side Effects: List possible side effects and know what actions to take when they occur.
  6. Demonstrate Safe Nebuliser Administration: Demonstrate proper nebuliser administration with confidence.

Question and Answer

Q: Will attending this training make me competent?

A: In short, no. No classroom-based training course can give you full competency – be very wary of anyone claiming they can. Our classroom-based assessments are designed to bridge the gap between classroom learning and workplace competency. We will be sure to provide you with the relevant workbooks and competency proformas to be observed and signed off within the workplace according to your local policy.

Q: Who will conduct the training?

A: One of our expert clinical tutors. These are either Nurses or Doctors with abundant clinical and complex care experience and knowledge – so you’ll be in great hands! We will let you know who is doing the training in advance. You can check out their skills and experience by finding them on our meet the team page.

What is a nebuliser?

A nebuliser is a device that changes liquid medicine into a mist. This mist is easy to breathe in and goes directly to the lungs. It’s useful for people with breathing problems like asthma or COPD. Nebulisers help get medicine where it’s needed.

It is used to deliver medication to the lungs for a number of conditions, including:

  • Asthma
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Pneumonia
  • Lung cancer
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Interstitial lung disease

Do you need training to use nebuliser?

Yes, it’s a good idea to get training before using a nebuliser. Training helps you use it correctly and get the best results. You learn how to put it together, prepare the medicine, use the machine, and breathe in the mist the right way. Training also teaches you how to keep things clean, avoid problems, and deal with any issues.

This is why we provide this training, so you can feel sure about using the nebulizer safely and confidently.

Why would a patient need a nebuliser?

A patient might need a nebulizer if they have trouble breathing because of a lung problem. A nebulizer helps them take medicine in a mist form, which goes right into their lungs and makes it easier for them to breathe.

It’s like getting the medicine where it’s needed the most. People with asthma, COPD, or other lung issues often use nebulizers to help them feel better and breathe more comfortably.

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