UNCONTROLLED WHEN PRINTED
Indications
  • To provide medication via intra nasal spray.
Contraindications
  • Occluded nasal passages or epistaxis
Patient Factors & Considerations
  • Attempt not to touch atomiser with gloved hand to prevent cross contamination.
  • Keep atomiser in packaging until used.
Procedure
  • All relevant infection control methods to be utilised.
  • Prepare equipment required:
    • 1mL luerlock syringe
    • Atomiser
    • Blunt drawing up needle
  • Explain the procedure to the patient.

  • Draw up medication.
  • Add 0.1mL to initial dose to prime atomiser.
  • Position patient either at 45º sitting angle, or if lying down turn patient head to one side to prevent medication trickling into back of throat.
  • Insert atomiser tip into nasal passage and depress syringe plunger quickly to allow medication to be atomised.
  • Withdraw from nasal passage and store in packaging to prevent contamination.
Medication - Intranasal Atomiser

 

Success
Discontinue
  • If ineffective, consider alternatives or multimodal analgesia regime as per pain relief Clinical Practice Guideline
Additional Information
  • Concurrent use of multiple pain relieving strategies, including pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions provides superior pain relief when compared to any single approach to pain management alone.

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