Patient : Hi, I'm 7 weeks pregnant and a respiratory therpaist. Tonight, I had to give a patient inhaled tobramycin. I didn't remember at the time that it was harmful. While pulling the med out, some got on my hand which I washed off after placing med in nebulizer. I was also in the room long enough to breathe it in for just a minute while turning the treatment on and then again when I turned the treatment off. Is this enough exposure to cause harm?! thanks!
These Q&A’s are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.