Does continuous nebulising not cause too much medication to go to waste?
The continuous nebulisers from PARI (LC SPRINT and LC PLUS family) are
equipped with a valve system that helps to reduce loss of medication
significantly. It is most important to keep the mouthpiece in the mouth
when breathing out. Inhaling with these nebulisers is very easy, since
the nebulising process does not have to be synchronised with the
breathing rhythm for them.
What is the difference between the PARI LC SPRINT BABY and LC SPRINT Junior Nebulisers?
The LC SPRINT BABY Nebuliser generates an extremely fine aerosol.
This nebuliser should therefore be used when it is necessary to deliver
the aerosol as deeply as possible in a baby's tiny airways.
The PARI LC SPRINT Junior Nebuliser, with the yellow nozzle
attachment, creates an aerosol that has slightly largeer droplets. This
nebuliser is very good for treating the central-intermediate regions of
babies' and infants' lungs.
What must I do if my nebuliser does not generate an aerosol any more?
This may be due to any (or all) of the following:
Is the nozzle insert in the nebuliser is missing?
The nozzle may be blocked (also possible with the LC SPRINT family). Please check the nozzle first. If there are crystalline deposits (e.g. limescale residue) in the nozzle, it may be possible to remove them simply by squeezing the flexible nozzle with your thumb (however, this only works with the LC SPRINT nozzle because it is flexible). For more stubborn blockage, it often helps to clean the nozzle again by boiling the nebuliser. This is also possible for cleaning the LC PLUS Nebuliser nozzle. See instructions for use. Please note that the small holes must be poked through very carefully and only from the nozzle underside.
- Is there enough medication in the nebuliser? Make sure that the medication in the nebuliser reaches the fill mark. Minimum: 2ml, Maximum: 8ml.
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 is there always some inhalation solution left in my nebuliser?
All nebulisers have a residual volume, this is due to the design
requirements of the systems. A certain residual volume is always remains
in the nebuliser. This is taken into account when medication dosing is calculated by clinicians and drug companies.
Please note that you should stop inhaling as soon as you hear a clear change in the sound the nebuliser makes (from a quiet, smooth hiss to a bubbling or crackling noise) and the aerosol mist escapes from the nebuliser irregularly.
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.
Why should the same nebuliser not be used by more than one person?
In the home, each family member should use his or her own nebuliser chamber, this is for hygiene reasons.
In theory, PARI nebulisers could be used by several patients.
However, according to the hygiene regulations currently in force, this
is not permitted unless the nebuliser can be sterilised (e. g. in an autoclave in a hospital).
KIV, boiling in water, cold water disinfection tablets (e.g. Milton
tablets) & 'baby bottle' disinfectors do not sterilise, they just
disinfect (this is a lower hygiene standard).