You’ve just bought your Omron CompAir C28P Nebulizer and you want to learn how to use it correctly. In this post, we take a look at how to use this device and keep it working for as long as you want. But first, let’s learn how the typical nebulizer works.
Basically, the nebulizer is designed to provide your lungs with the medication you need, and this is something your inhaler may be unable to do well sometimes. A nebulizer can deliver short-acting (rescue) or long-acting (maintenance) asthma medication therapy. It can also be used to give more than one medication during the same treatment.
Your doctor will determine which medications you need to take in the nebulizer based on your individual needs. The type of medication and dose will be prescribed by your doctor. You may receive premixed containers of liquid that can be opened and placed in the machine, or you may have to mix the solution before each use.
With the Omron C28P, you have an effective medication delivery system that converts your tablet into mist within 5 minutes. The device features a virtual valve technology that works with your breathing process. When you inhale, the nebulizer works normally and when you exhale, the medication is not wasted.
This nebulizer has five basic parts including the medication container, a tea/top piece or cap to be attached to the medication cup, a thin plastic air tube that connects the masks to the machine, the air machine called a compressor which pushes air to create mist with your medicine, and the nebulizer filter.
Now, to set up the nebulizer, here are the steps to follow:
- Wash your hands with soap and water and dry with a paper towel
- Plug in the compressor to the power source. Note that the compressor works only with 220V electricity
- Take the medicine as prescribed by the healthcare professional and pour it into the medication cup
- Attach the top piece to the medicine cup and then to the mouthpiece or mask
- Connect the tube from the compressor to the medicine cup
- Put the mask over your face or the mouthpiece in your mouth between your teeth and close your lips tightly around it
- Make sure your compressor is on a flat surface then turn it on and hold the nebulizer in an upright position to prevent spilling and to ensure that the medicine is correctly distributed
- Take normal breaths through your mouth so that the medicine can go deep into your lungs
- Continue until all the medicine is gone from your cup
- Once you’re done, take the nebulizer kit apart and rinse them in warm water, place them on a clean paper towel to air dry. Once the parts are dry, put in a Ziploc bag or plastic bowl with a cover in place. You can also boil the parts in hot water for ten minutes and allow to air dry once a week.
Finally, it is important that that you follow your doctor’s instructions. This includes the type of medicine to use with your nebulizer, and how often to use the nebulizer. You should also ask your doctor if there are any specific instructions for your treatment. Furthermore, you can review the manual that comes with your machine to learn more about the device.