For those living with a lung condition, getting your medication to the right area is crucial. Using inhaled medications can increase the efficacy of your respiratory treatment without affecting your whole body as significantly. Inhalers and nebulisers are a simple way to deliver medication to your airways to give you the best possible treatment.
The CPAP Clinic is a medical specialist group, and a leading Australian provider of respiratory services and products. We are a proud supplier of a range of nebulisers, from trusted branks like Omron and Philips Respironics. Our range includes deluxe and portable nebulisers, with various accessories to give you the best possible treatment. For any questions relating to our range of nebulisers, we have clinicians able to assist you. We can be contacted by calling 1300 76 29 39 or emailing us on email@example.com.
Who can benefit from a nebuliser?
Although handheld inhalers can be used for many respiratory drugs, a nebuliser may be helpful in the following situations:
- If your condition is very severe, as inhalers are not as effective as nebulised medicines
- If you can’t use an inhaler
- In emergencies, if you need a high dose of your medicine, or antibiotics to treat an infection. Trained medical staff may use a nebuliser to treat your condition.
Speak to your healthcare professional about whether a nebuliser is suitable for your condition. For those living with cystic fibrosis or bronchiectasis, a home nebuliser can be a helpful step in improving your treatment. Your healthcare provider can also provide you with training on how to use and clean your nebuliser.
Cleaning your nebuliser
To ensure you have the safest and most effective treatment using your nebuliser, it is important to make sure you clean your nebuliser thoroughly and regularly.
Each time you use your nebuliser, wash it afterward using the following steps:
- Wash your hands
- Disconnect the components, including the mask, mouthpiece and chamber
- Wash the individual parts in warm soapy water
- Shake off excess water and leave the parts to air dry on a clean tissue or kitchen paper towel
Please follow the manufacturer’s guides for your machine. Parts such as mouthpieces, masks, tubing, filters and the nebuliser’s chamber also need to be regularly changed, every 3 to 4 months. The CPAP Clinic provides replacement parts where suitable to help you maintain your nebuliser therapy.
Types of Nebulisers
There are three main types of nebulisers: compressor/jet nebulisers, ultrasonic nebulisers and mesh nebulisers.
- Compressor/jet nebulisers: these nebulisers used compressed air or gas to turn your medication into an aerosol
- Ultrasonic nebulisers: these nebulisers use high-frequency vibrations to nebuliser your medication. This nebuliser results in larger particles of medication
- Mesh nebulisers: these nebulisers are often the most expensive, and create the smallest particles of medication. The medicine is passed to a very fine mesh to create the aerosol.
Speak to your healthcare professional to decide which nebuliser is right for you. They may also recommend using a mouthpiece or mask depending on your condition and age.
The CPAP Clinic also works in partnership with Centurion Healthcare, offering Respiratory and Sleep Specialist consultations. Speak to one of our consultants today to see if you could benefit from a respiratory consultation, or one of our top range nebulisers.