Can dry powder inhalers (DPI) also be inhaled with the VORTEX?
The VORTEX is a holding chamber for sprays respectively metered dose inhalers. A holding chamber is not needed for DPIs. In this case it is important that the patient is able to generate a sufficient inspiratory flow in order to inhale the respirable particles out of the device.
Do square or oval metered dose inhalers also fit on the VORTEX?
Generally, yes. The blue connecting ring has a flexible border that will in general fit the various shapes of the metered dose inhalers.
How can I tell when my child has breathed in all the medication?
For this, we recommend the following: babies younger than 18 months should inhale for 4 to 6 breaths, infants older than 18 months should inhale for 2 to 4 breaths. If the child is using a mask, please make sure that it fits tightly on the child's face.
How do I clean the child mask?
Children's masks can be cleaned with washing up liquid. They must not be cleaned in the dishwasher or disinfected in a vaporisator or with boiling water. For detailed instructions, please read the instructions for use.
How do I clean the VORTEX?
The VORTEX can be cleaned with washing up liquid, or it can also be washed in the dishwasher. In addition, it can be disinfected in a disinfector or with boiling water. For detailed instructions, please read the instructions for use.
How many breaths does it take to breathe in all the medication spray in the VORTEX?
That depends on the inspiratory volume. Since babies and infants have a smaller inspiratory volume, babies younger than 18 months should inhale for 4 to 6 breaths, and infants older than 18 months should inhale for 2 to 4 breaths. Children aged 6 and older, and adults, normally need to take only 1 breath.
How often should I clean the VORTEX?
The VORTEX should be cleaned regularly and immediately after the application if it becomes visibly dirty.
Is it possible to inhale several medications one after the other using the same VORTEX?
If your doctor has instructed you to inhale several different medications one after the other without interruption, you can use the same VORTEX for this. It is not necessary to clean the VORTEX between successive medications in an inhalation session.
Which mask is suitable for which age group?
The yellow children's mask can be used by infants up to about 2 years of age and the orange children's mask can be used by children aged 2 and older. Since inhalation is more efficient with a mouthpiece than with a mask, the child should be encouraged to inhale through the mouthpiece as soon as he or she is able to do so.
How long is the warranty period?
This varies from model to model. Please also refer to our terms and conditions of warranty in the instructions for use. The nebulisers and accessories have a warranty period of 6 months.
Are PARI products latex-free?
All of our products are latex-free.
How can the PEAK FLOW METER be cleaned?
The mouthpiece of the PEAK FLOW METER can be cleaned with warm tap water and a little washing up liquid. It must not be cleaned in the dishwasher or boiling water.
How do I clean my equipment at home?
Because rinsing only cleans the nebuliser, microorganisms are only eliminated if the nebuliser is disinfected by boiling. Please read our instructions for use on this subject.
How often must the filter be replaced?
After 200 operating hours or at least once a year. You should check the filter for contamination regularly and replace it sooner if necessary. The instructions for use contain a detailed description of this procedure.
Which chemical disinfectants do you recommend for my PARI nebuliser?
In the home, nebulisers and accessories (not the tubing) should only be disinfected by boiling or using a steam disinfector. There is no recommendation for chemical disinfectants in this situation.
Why should the accessories be replaced regularly?
The nebuliser, tube and filter are wearing parts. To ensure that the quality of the therapy remains consistent, these parts should be replaced once a year. For this, PARI offers the convenient Year Packs.
You try to inhale – but the mouthpiece is "blocked"!
Has this ever happened to you? You try to inhale – but the mouthpiece is blocked! Do you have the feeling that you are not receiving any aerosol? This is not a fault in the nebuliser, it just shows that you have breathed in too quickly.
When you inhale using a nebuliser, it is much more effective to breathe in slowly than quickly, because this allows time for more of the active agent to penetrate deep into the lungs.
In order to provide the patient with information about his inspiratory flow, PARI developed the PIF Control (PIF = Peak Inspiratory Flow), which has been integrated in the following devices and nebulisers:
- PARI BOY SX
- PARI BOY SX Year Packs
- PARI LC SPRINT STAR Nebuliser
The PIF Control is a feedback system:
If the inspiratory flow rate rises above 25 l/min, the inspiratory valve all but closes, leaving only a very small opening and so indicating that the patient has breathed in too quickly. In this way, the user learns to breathe slowly and regularly, thereby not only optimising the effect of the medication, but also preventing the small bronchi from collapsing, which is one of the particular dangers of COPD, for example.
If the valve does close, as you will notice due to the increased resistance when you breathe in, briefly stop inhaling, breathe gently for a moment, then start inhaling again, deeply and a little more slowly so that the valve remains open.
If you have any further questions, please contact the PARI Service Center by email or by phone: +49 8151 279-279.
Can I use the PARI BOY anywhere in the world?
PARI BOY devices can be operated wherever there is a supply voltage of 230V/ 50 Hz, for all other supply voltages, ONLY the PARI BOY mobile S is suitable (e.g. in the USA).
What is the difference between PARI JuniorBOY SX and TurboBOY SX?
The compressors for these two devices are identical in terms of output. The only difference between them is their colour. The difference between PARI JuniorBOY SX and TurboBOY SX is in their accessories and in the nebuliser type that is supplied with them. For example, the PARI JuniorBOY SX includes the LC SPRINT Junior Nebuliser (yellow nozzle insert). This delivers an even finer aerosol, specially designed for the smaller airways of babies and infants. In addition, a baby mask and BABY Bend are included with this device, for use by small patients who cannot yet inhale through a mouthpiece. The PARI JuniorBOY SX is thus a device containing accessories particularly suitable for use in inhalation therapy by babies and infants. The PARI TurboBOY SX does not include a baby mask or BABY Bend. The PARI LC SPRINT Nebuliser (blue nozzle insert) included in the package, is ideal for an efficient inhalation therapy for older children and adults.
Where are PARI products offered for sale?
In Germany, in medical supply shops and any chemist. In Austria, through a dealer (orthopaedic technicians, orthopaedic equipment dealers, chemists).