Components of nebuliser


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There are 3 main parts of your nebuliser:
  1. Compressor: a power source that compresses room air which then breaks the liquid medication into tiny droplets (an aerosol) which can be breathed in.
  2. Nebuliser chamber: a plastic cylinder which holds the medication and is attached to the compressor by a plastic tube.
  3. Mouthpiece or face mask: attaches to the nebuliser chamber and is placed on the face or between the teeth allowing the medication to be breathed into the lungs.

It is recommended that a printed user guide from the manufacturer should always be available with the equipment for the user, relative or carer to refer to if necessary.