Understanding Nebulisers

20 October 2023
Our blog will help improve your understanding of nebulisers and the different types that are available on the market. This will ensure you purchase the right nebuliser to suits your needs.

What is a Nebuliser? 
A nebuliser is a device that converts certain medications or sterile saline solutions from liquid form to a mist so that a person may inhale it into their lungs. The purpose of a nebuliser is similar to that of an asthma inhaler and is used as an alternative to a metered dosage from an inhaler.

Why Would I use a Nebuliser? 
Nebulised therapy is often used to give high doses of reliever medication in emergency situations and can also be used as a more comfortable and effective delivery system of medication on a regular basis. A nebuliser will turn your medicine into a mist, making it easy and pleasant to breathe the medicine directly into your lungs. Taking slow, deep breaths for 10 to 15 mins allows the medicine to be fully absorbed into the lungs. Nebulisers are often used by people with respiratory conditions such as COPD, Asthma and Cystic Fibrosis. They are also used by those who find it difficult to use inhalers, like children, the elderly or those who are very ill.

Different Types of Nebulisers. 
There are 2 different types of Medicare Nebulisers: Compressor and Portable.

Medicare V1 Compressor Nebuliser
Medicare V1 Portable Nebuliser
The Medicare V1 Compressor Nebuliser is robust and ideal for frequent use by adults and children. This highly effective nebuliser combines a short inhalation time with intelligent medication delivery thanks to its powerful compressor. It generates a steam of compressed air which breaks up liquid medication and converts it into a mist so it can be easily and more effectively inhaled by the patient through the mask, nosepiece, or mouthpiece.  The Medicare V1 Compressor Nebuliser is ideal for home and frequent use.

Medicare V2 Portable Nebuliser
Medicare V2 Portable Nebuliser
The new and improved Medicare V2 Portable Nebuliser allows you to comfortably deliver medication discreetly and on the go. Its compact size fits comfortably in the palm of your hand but is still powerful enough to effectively deliver needed medication for respiratory conditions. This technology allows for better nebulisation and comes in a compact portable size that’s designed to fit comfortably in the palm of your hand but is still powerful enough to deliver medication quickly and efficiently. It is small, discreet and is purposefully designed for use on the go. It can be used in any direction also, so it’s perfect for children who may not want to sit still or prefer to lie down.

Features to Consider When Purchasing a Nebuliser? 
The first important factor you should consider is that the nebuliser you are buying is from a legitimate source. Your local pharmacy is a great place to buy diagnostic equipment as you can ask qualified professionals for advice and get your medicine and equipment all in one place.

Particle Size:  This determines how effectively the nebuliser turns the medication into mist and how deeply it penetrates the lungs’ airways to relieve symptoms.  A nebuliser that has a small particle size means that the mist is finer and more effective.  

Nebulisation/Flow Rate: This represents how long it takes for the medicine to be fully consumed by the patient. Choosing a nebuliser with a high nebulisation rate means that you won’t spend too much time sitting down using a nebuliser every day.

Medicine Capacity: This shows how much medicine the nebuliser can hold at one time.  Usually, all nebulisers have a universal medicine capacity.

If you have a respiratory condition, consult your doctor or pharmacist before using a nebuliser or any new method of treatment.

Medicare Nebulisers