Nebulizer parts are the components that are needed for the nebulizer to function properly, such as air filters and tubing. A nebulizer works in conjunction with a compressor to deliver medication to the user in a vaporized form. The compressor condenses the surrounding air and spins it at a high rate of speed, thus propelling the nebulizer. It is important to keep extra nebulizer parts on hand, since they will need to be replaced periodically.
Air filters, such as those from DeVilbiss, are used to block out unwanted particles and dust from the surrounding air that is drawn in by the compressor. Over time, filters can become clogged or dirty and will need to be changed. Failing to do so negatively affect your compressor nebulizer's performance and your breathing treatment. Keep in mind that filters are not universal, so you must make sure they are compatible with your nebulizer and compressor.
Respiratory tubing directs the air from the compressor to the nebulizer. The tubing is long, allowing you to move freely while receiving your breathing treatment. All of the respiratory tubing we carry has connectors on the ends, ensuring a secure fit. Pari Vios is a popular manufacturer of respiratory replacement tubing, including wing-tipped tubing. This type of tubing has tabs on the ends that make it easier to twist the tubing while connecting and removing it from the nebuilzer and compressor.
A nebulizer kit is the component of the nebulizer that turns medication into a mist. It consists of tubing, a mouthpiece, and a medication cup. You can purchase a disposable nebulizer set or a reusable set, depending on your preference. Some nebulizer kits can be placed in the dishwasher, while others must be washed by hand. Please see our blog for tips on how to clean nebulizer parts.
If it is difficult or cumbersome for you to use a mouthpiece with your nebulizer, an aerosol mask is a great alternative. Nebulizer masks go over the nose and mouth and allow the patient to breathe normally while still receiving their respiratory medication. The mask can be held up to the face or you can put the attached straps around your head for hands-free use.