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Re-Using the Canister Portion of Metered Dose Inhalers in a Hospital Setting: Clinical Review of Safety, Cost-Effectiveness and Guidelines

Last updated: June 16, 2008
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Result type: Report

Question

  1. Is there evidence for the safety or risk of infection with the re-use of the cansister portion of metered dose inhalers in a hospital setting?
  2. What is the cost-effectiveness of re-using the canister portion of metered dose inhalers in a hospital setting?
  3. What are the guidelines for the safe and sterile re-use of the canister portion of metered dose inhalers in a hospital setting?