Nebulisers / Respiratory
Questions & Answers
A. Yes, although you should use the appropriate sidestream or ventstream nebuliser chambers.
A. The difference is in the design of the nebuhsation chamber Sidestream chambers can nebulise all commonly prescribed bronchodilators. Ventstream has been designed for the delivery of inhaled steroids or antibiotics, in addition to a reliever.
A. It is suggested that machines be serviced once a year by an authorised dealer.
A. An inlet filter filters the outside air from any dust particles that may be present, before it enters the nebuliser unit. The outlet filter filters the pressurised air flow before it enters the nebuliser chamber via the tubing.
A. At least every three months.
A. The outlet filter needs to be changed less often than the inlet filter, perhaps every 9-12 months.
A. Every three months.
A. Both should be washed in warm soapy water and left to dry thoroughly, about once a week.
A. Usually this is a matter of patient preference, but a mouthpiece can be used to deliver nebulised steroids and to deliver nebulised anticholinergics in patients with glaucoma. In patients with glaucoma, protection of the eyes is advised during