I dare you to post this on your bulleton board!!!
Note to doctors:
I just want you to know that Albuterol is a bronchodilator and not an expectorant. It will not help a patient who is breathing normal produce a gob of sputum and cough it up.If you order for me to do a treatment for a sputum induction, and I go into the room and the patient has good lung sounds and is breathing normal, all I'm going to do is give the breathing treatment and hand the patient a sputum cup.
In fact, in the past when your brethren have asked me to give a treatment for a sputum I have been known to say, "I'll give him a cup."
I have no idea where you guys got the idea that Albuterol is an expectorant or a cough inducer (well actually I do), but you are wrong. It does not produce sputum. Normal healthy lungs are not going to produce sputum even with a bronchodilator.
Nuff said. Thanks for listening. I hope you hear me too.
Sincerely, your humble respiratory therapist
I dare you!