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Teleflex MAD 300 and Dead space

Question#: 555

Question:

Our nasal atomizers are the Teleflex MAD 300. The specs for this are that the dead space is 0.06 ml. Dead space is not mentioned in the standing order? Should we add the 0.06ml, or just leave it and not account for the dead space?

Answer:

The medication in the dead space will not be administered to the patient, therefore it is appropriate to add the dead space volume to the prepared medication.

The syringe is marked at every 0.1 ml. As it is not practical to add less than 0.1 ml, we recommend adding 0.1 ml to your calculated medication volume.

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