Using Chest/Lungs InstrumentsNebulizers
Nebulizers come in different types, and it is helpful to use the one that is best suited for the therapy you are administering. Many CF drugs are administered with jet nebulizers, which make a liquid drug into a mist by forcing air through a thin film of the liquid and smashing it into small droplets. Here is a look at three different nebulizer types.
Some compressors are more powerful than others. So they generate higher pressure and airflow. Medicine droplets are smaller, and treatment times are shorter, but more medicine is wasted. Some powerful compressors are expensive and may not be covered by insurance. Battery-operated compressors are handy for travel, but they make less pressure than plug-in compressors, so drug effectiveness can be diminished and treatment times can be extended.