Nebulizer Care and Cleaning

Proper handling and cleaning habits can significantly extend the life of your adult or pediatric nebulizer.

1. Turn the power switch off and unplug power cord from wall socket.
2. Disconnect the air tubing from nebulizer. Do NOT wash the tube.
3. Thoroughly was your hands, then completely disassemble nebulizer parts.
4. Rinse non-electrical parts under hot, running water for at least 30 seconds.

Once per day

1. After step 3 above, wash all non-electrical parts in hot water with a dish washing detergent.
2. Rinse the parts under running water for at least 30 seconds.
3. Place parts in a solution of 1 part white vinegar and 3 parts hot water in a clean container.
4. Let the parts soak for 30 minutes then remove with clean hands.
5. Rinse the parts under running water for at least 30 seconds.
6. Place on a clean paper towel to air dry.

IMPORTANT Nebulizer Care Information

  • Use antibacterial soap to wash your hands.
  • Always keep your nebulizers clean to help decrease the risk of infection.
  • Never get water in the air tubing.
  • Always use fresh vinegar solution each time the nebulizer is disinfected.
  • Never wash your nebulizer in a dishwasher.
  • Never use a dirty towel to dry your nebulizer.
  • Call medical Center Medical Products at 731-664-4305 or 800-464-6284 with any questions or problems.

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For further information about this policy, contact Amy Garner (731) 541-9914.