• Panda Compressor
• Nebulizer cup
• Angled mouthpiece
• 6 feet of oxygen tubing
• 5 extra compressor filters
• Quiet operation … less than 60 dBA
• Lightweight … just 3-1/2 lbs.
• Substantial compressor pressure … 35-45 psig
• High compressor operating flow rate … 7-11 lpm
• Therapeutic particle size … 0.5 µm-5µm
• AC operation … 120V 60 Hz
• UL classified
• 5-year limited warranty
Purpose of a Nebulizer
Nebulizers are used for therapy purposes, as an efficient and effective method of delivering medications directly into the lungs by inhalation. Nebulizers work with a wide variety of medications, and can be beneficial for patients with such conditions as asthma, pneumonia, cystic fibrosis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
How It Works
A nebulizer works by delivering a mist of medication directly into the lungs. Not only does this method of delivery cause the medication to take effect much more rapidly; but because the medicine is going directly to the lungs, this method reduces risk of side effects when compared with traditional medication which is metabolized into a less effective form by the body.
Parts of a Nebulizer
When you order your nebulizer, you'll receive a small, table-top compressor, along with a tubing kit containing a mouthpiece and/or mask (see item description for parts included in your kit), a cup that screws on to the mouthpiece or mask, and several feet of oxygen tubing which connects to the compressor.
Using A Nebulizer
- Scrub hands with soap and water. Dry well.
- Place nebulizer on a flat surface. Check air filter. If dirty, remove air filter and place under cold water for two minutes until clean. Dry well and replace.
- Pour medication into nebulizer medicine cup. If alternative medication mixture is needed, do so as instructed by doctor.
- Connect medicine cup to nebulizer mouthpiece and hose.
- Connect hose to nebulizer and turn it on.
- Place mouthpiece in your mouth and breathe in through your mouth for 10 to 15 minutes. You should see mist forming in the medicine cup.
- If you see a decrease in mist, tap the machine to dislodge any medication that might be stuck.
- When you notice a significant decrease in mist formation, and a sputtering sound, nebulizer treatment is complete.
- Turn off nebulizer, remove parts and wash items using dishwasher detergent and hot water. Allow to air dry.