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Administration set, with small volume nonfiltered pneumatic nebulizer, non-disposable

HCPCS code

Name of the Procedure:

Common Name: Administration Set for Non-Disposable Small Volume Pneumatic Nebulizer
Technical Term: HCPCS Code A7005


This procedure involves using a non-disposable, pneumatic nebulizer to deliver medication in aerosol form to patients with respiratory conditions. The nebulizer converts liquid medication into a fine mist that can be inhaled directly into the lungs.


  • Medical Conditions Addressed: Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Cystic Fibrosis, and other respiratory issues.
  • Goals: To deliver medication effectively to the airways for improved breathing and symptom relief.


  • Symptoms: Wheezing, shortness of breath, chronic cough, difficulty breathing.
  • Conditions: Diagnosed respiratory diseases like asthma or COPD.
  • Patient Criteria: Patients who require inhaled medication delivered via a pneumatic nebulizer.


  • Pre-procedure Instructions: There are generally no special preparations needed. Patients may be instructed to avoid certain foods or drinks that could exacerbate their symptoms.
  • Diagnostic Tests: Spirometry or other pulmonary function tests may be conducted to assess lung function.

Procedure Description

  1. Equipment Preparation: Assemble the non-disposable nebulizer set and connect it to the air compressor.
  2. Medication: Fill the nebulizer cup with the prescribed liquid medication.
  3. Setup: Attach the mouthpiece or facemask to the patient.
  4. Operation: Turn on the air compressor. The device will convert the liquid medication into an aerosol mist.
  5. Inhalation: The patient inhales the mist through the mouthpiece or facemask for 5-15 minutes, until the medication is fully administered.


The procedure typically takes about 5-15 minutes, depending on the medication dose and patient’s breathing rate.


This procedure can be performed in various settings:

  • Outpatient clinics
  • Doctor’s offices
  • Home care settings


  • Healthcare staff involved: Respiratory Therapists, Nurses, or trained family members for home care.

Risks and Complications

  • Common Risks: Mild throat irritation, coughing, or dry mouth.
  • Rare Risks: Severe allergic reaction to the medication, dizziness, or bronchospasm.
  • Management: Monitoring and adjusting medication dosage, and using emergency interventions if necessary.


  • Effective delivery of medication directly to the lungs.
  • Rapid symptom relief.
  • Improved breathing and lung function usually noticed shortly after the procedure.


  • Post-procedure Care: Patients can resume normal activities immediately.
  • Expected Recovery Time: None; the effects are immediate.
  • Follow-up: Regular check-ups to adjust medication as needed and monitoring lung function.


  • Alternative Treatments: Metered dose inhalers (MDIs), dry powder inhalers (DPIs), oral medications.
  • Pros and Cons: MDIs and DPIs are portable but may require more coordination. Oral medications are easy to take but may have systemic side effects.

Patient Experience

  • During the Procedure: Patients may feel the cool mist entering their airways, which is generally not uncomfortable.
  • After the Procedure: Patients might experience immediate relief of symptoms. Pain is uncommon, but if present, it is usually mild and related to the condition, not the medication delivery. Comfort measures include a calm environment and assistance from healthcare providers.

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