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More ERs using nasal methods to give meds

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HealthDay

A growing number of U.S. emergency rooms are giving patients medication through the nose instead of via injections or IVs, new research shows.

The new approach “is easy, fast and noninvasive,” wrote emergency department pharmacist Megan Rech and colleagues from Loyola University Health System in Maywood, Ill.

Doctors or nurses simply place an atomizer attached to a syringe in the patient’s nostril. When they push a plunger, a mist of medicine is released inside the nose, the study authors explained.


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