Cleaning Your Nebuliser
If you use a nebuliser, it’s important to know how to clean it properly every day, and how to maintain it.
If you use a nebuliser, it’s important to know how to clean it properly every day, and how to maintain it. That way you’ll make sure it functions properly, as well as looking after your own health.
There are a wide range of nebulisers available, so talk with your CF team to discuss the right one for you. Check the manual for any cleaning instructions specific to that brand.
There are just three main things to remember:
Studies have shown that nebulisers that are not cleaned can grow bacteria which can lead to infections. Cleaning also ensures optimal function.
Once a week you should sterilise your nebuliser.
Remember that the nebuliser bowls need to be replaced every six months.
Check your pump filters regularly and replace when they’re discoloured.
It’s important to liaise with the CF team to ensure parts and components are replaced at the right time, and to keep up to date with any new products on the market. If anything should anything change, such as new medications, travelling for holidays or transitioning to a new service, it’s always best to discuss with your team to ensure you have the appropriate equipment. Proper hygiene is absolutely essential – so take that 5 minutes to clean your nebuliser.