Nebulizer is a device used for producing a fine spray of liquid, used for example for inhaling a medicinal drug. Doctors prescribes a nebulizer as treatment or breathing therapy. The device delivers the same types of medication as metered-dose inhalers (MDIs), which are the familiar pocket-sized inhalers. Nebulizers may be easier to use than MDIs, especially for children who aren’t old enough to properly use inhalers, or adults with severe asthma.
A nebulizer turns liquid medicine into a mist to help treat your respiratory issues. They come in electric or battery-run variants. Thse nebulizers come in both a portable size you can carry with you and a larger size that’s meant to sit on a table and plug into a wall. Both are made up of a base that holds an air compressor, a small container for liquid medicine, and a tube that connects the air compressor to the medicine container. Above the medicine container is a mouthpiece or mask you use to inhale the mist.
How to use a Nebulizer: ◦ Put the compressor on a flat surface where it can safely reach an outlet ◦ Check to make sure all the pieces are clean ◦ Wash your hands before prepping the medication ◦ If your medication is premixed, place it in the container. If you need to mix it, measure the correct amount, and then place it in the container ◦ Connect the tube to the compressor and the liquid container ◦ Attach the mouthpiece or mask ◦ Turn on the switch and check to see that the nebulizer is misting ◦ Put the mouthpiece in your mouth and close your mouth around it or put the mask securely over your nose and mouth, leaving no gaps ◦ Slowly breath in and out until the medicine is gone. This may take five to 15 minutes. ◦ Keep the liquid container upright throughout the treatment
How To Clean The Parts: ◦ Clean the parts after each use ◦ Discard any remaining medication in the medication cup ◦ Wash the parts in warm water and mild detergent ◦ Rinse them thoroughly with clean hot tap water and allow to air dry in a clean place ◦ Do Not Disinfect the Air Tube and Child Mask in boiling water