Nebulisers turn liquid medications into a fine mist, which is then inhaled through a mouthpiece or mask. Nebulisers help the lungs to absorb the medicines more easily. They are used for a variety of health conditions, such as:
– Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
– Cystic fibrosis
– Acute bronchitis
– Small airway disease
– And sometimes used in conjunction with inhalers. Asthma medications are also administered through a nebuliser, so this information may also be useful for people with asthma.
Using a nebuliser is not difficult, but you should know how to use it properly or follow the instructions inside the packaging.
General Procedure to use a Nebulizer
Here’s a general, in detail procedure on how we can use a nebulizer efficiently:
Firstly, we should start by washing our hands thoroughly to ensure cleanliness and prevent the spread of germs.
Next we have to gather supplies of nebulizer like:
- Nebulizer machine (Compressor)
- Mask (Adult/Child)
- Medication prescribed by the Doctor
- Air compressor tubing
After this we have to assemble the Nebulizer
- Connect the air compressor tubing to the nebulizer mask and compressor. Make sure it fits securely.
- Open the nebulizer cup by twisting or unlocking it according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
- And then pour the prescribed amount of medication into the nebulizer cup.
Before turning it on, make sure that the nebulizer compressor is on a stable surface. After turning it on, let it run for a few seconds to ensure proper functioning and to clear any residual particles.
Now all you have to do is to sit up straight and take slow, deep breaths. If using a mask, place it over your nose and mouth, ensuring a good seal. If using a mouthpiece, place it in your mouth and close your lips around it. As the nebulizer creates a mist, inhale the medication slowly and deeply through your mouth (or nose if using a mask). Hold your breath for a few seconds after inhaling, if possible, to allow the medication to settle in your airways.
Continue inhaling the mist until the medication in the nebulizer cup is finished. This usually takes around 10-15 minutes, but it can vary based on the medicine prescribed.
Once the cup is empty, turn off the compressor and disconnect the tubing from the nebulizer cup.
Cleaning a Nebulizer
After turning off the nebulizer, make sure to clean all the supplies. Lastly, clean the nebulizer cup, mask/mouthpiece, and tubing according to the manufacturer’s instructions. At the end cleaning is important as it prevents the spread of germs and keeps you from getting sick. In fact proper cleaning helps prevent contamination and ensures effective future treatments. Finally store the nebulizer in a clean and dry place.
- Always follow the instructions provided by your healthcare provider and the manufacturer of the nebulizer and medication.
- Make sure you understand the correct dosage and frequency of medication administration.
- When using a nebulizers, make sure to be in a well-ventilated area to avoid buildup of mist.
- If you experience any adverse effects or difficulties using the nebulizer, contact your healthcare provider.
Remember that this is a general guide, and specific instructions may vary depending on the type of nebulizer and medication you are using. Always consult your healthcare provider for personalized guidance on using a nebulizer for your specific condition.
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