Drive Power Neb Ultra Compressor Nebulizer Features
- The compressor nebulizer machine comes complete with a disposable neb kit
- Built-in neb kit holder allows for hands-free use
- The powerful piston pump is quiet, efficient, and dependable
- Drive Power Neb Ultra Nebulizer is one of the smallest and lightest nebulizers, weighing only 3.2 pounds
- Convenient to store and carry from room to room
- Converts the medication to a high-quality mist of fine particles that penetrates deep into the lungs
- Includes an AC-powered air compressor to provide a source of compressed air for home health care use
- This Drive nebulizer machine is used in conjunction with a jet (pneumatic) nebulizer to convert inhalable drugs into an aerosol form for inhalation by a patient.
Note: The medications and compressor nebulizer systems are used as directed by a physician to maximize the benefits. They can be prescribed for everyday use or periodically as symptoms present themselves.
- Depth: 5.3 inch
- Height: 3 inch
- Width: 6.3 inch
- People with breathing problems such as Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), or Cystic Fibrosis have often been prescribed medicines that minimize or control symptoms of their disease
- Drive nebulizer machine is a means of delivering these prescribed medications to the lungs. These medications and the compressor nebulizer systems should be used as directed by a physician to maximize benefits.
- Compressor Nebulizer systems can be prescribed for use daily or periodically as symptoms present, such as the springtime when Hay Fever or Allergies are normally present.
How does Power Neb Ultra work?
- Most medicines that are to be used with a medical compressor nebulizer system are created in a liquid form
- This liquid medication is placed in the nebulizer cup
- The compressor is connected to the nebulizer by flexible tubing and generates a specific pressure and flow of air that drives the nebulizer
- The pressurized air produced by the compressor initiates the ability of the nebulizer to break down the liquid medication into a very fine mist
- This mist is often referred to as an aerosol cloud. It is propelled out of the nebulizer and inhaled into the lungs where the medicine is readily absorbed.
Frequently Bought Together
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How to use this Drive Nebulizer Machine?
- Before each use, inspect the Compressor and nebulizer cup assembly for damage or wear, and replace them as needed
- Place the Compressor on a table or other flat, stable surface. Be sure you can easily reach the controls when seated. Do not use this device on the floor.
- With the power switch in the O (OFF) position, plug the power cord into an appropriate electrical wall outlet
- Connect one end of the tubing to the compressor air outlet connector
- Assemble the nebulizer cup and add indicated medication to the nebulizer cup before use
- Attach the other end of the tubing to the air inlet connector found at the bottom of the nebulizer cup
- Turn on the Compressor by pressing the power switch to the I (ON) position and begin the treatment
- If treatment needs to be interrupted, simply press the power switch to O (OFF) position
- When the treatment is complete, turn off the compressor by pressing the power switch to O (OFF) position and unplug the unit from the electrical outlet
- Always unplug this device immediately after use
- Do not use this product in or near explosive atmospheres or where aerosol (spray) products are being used
- Do not pump combustible liquids or vapors with the product or use in or near an area where flammable or explosive liquids or vapors may exist
- Do not operate this product in an oxygen-enriched environment, i.e., oxygen tent or oxygen hood
- Use only in well-ventilated areas
How to clean the Nebulizer?
All parts of the nebulizer, except the tubing, should be cleaned according to the following instructions
- With the power switch in the “ Off” position, unplug the power cord from the wall outlet
- Disconnect the tubing from the air inlet connector and set aside
- Disassemble the mouthpiece or mask from the cap. Open the nebulizer by turning the cap counterclockwise and removing the baffle
- Wash all items, except tubing, in hot water/dishwashing detergent solution. Rinse under hot tap water for 30 seconds to remove detergent residue. Allow airing dry.
- For reusable nebulizers only, it can be cleaned daily in the dishwasher using the top shelf or by following the above cleaning procedure
- Drive Reusable Nebulizer is dishwasher safe, but do not place any Drive Disposable Nebulizer parts in an automatic dishwasher; doing so could cause damage
How to clean the Compressor?
- With the power switch in the “Off ” position, unplug the power cord from the wall outlet
- Wipe the outside of the compressor cabinet with a clean damp cloth every few days to keep it dust-free
- Do not submerge in water; doing so will result in compressor damage
How to change the Filter?
- The nebulizer compressor filter should be changed every six months or sooner if the filter discolors
- Remove the filter by grasping it firmly and pulling it out of the unit
- Discard the old filter
- Replace with a new Drive filter
- Push the new filter into the position
Power Neb Ultra Treatment Procedure
- Some patients may find difficulty while taking a nebulizer treatment, especially very young children. In such cases, it is recommended to use an aerosol mask
- The most important aspect of taking treatment is the patient’s breathing pattern while inhaling the medication mist
- Sit up straight and breathe in deep
- Inhale medication mist slowly. A general rule of thumb is to attempt to breathe in so deeply that it feels as though the lungs are completely full of air and inhaling any additional air is impossible.
- If possible, hold your breath for 1-2 seconds and then slowly exhale through the nebulizer mouthpiece or mask
- Hold your breath for 1-2 seconds after inhaling the medication allows for optimal absorption of medication in the lungs
- Repeat this breathing pattern for 5 - 20 minutes
- Turn off the compressor
1. What medicine is in a nebulizer?
A nebulizer converts liquid medicine into fine droplets inhaled through a mouthpiece or mask (in aerosol or mist form). Medications like Bronchodilators, albuterol, Xopenex, or Pulmicort can be delivered using nebulizers.
2. What is a jet nebulizer?
A jet nebulizer is a machine that transforms certain liquid medicines into a fine mist that a person inhales through a mouthpiece or face mask. Moreover, it sends the medication directly to the person’s lungs, where it is required.
3. Is a nebulizer better than an inhaler?
Both devices are equally effective, though each has its own set of benefits and drawbacks. Inhalers allow for more room for human error but help the patient act quickly. Similarly, a nebulizer is difficult to use on the go but can be used for longer periods.
4. How long are nebulizer treatments?
Treatments last between 5 and 15 minutes on average. The duration of therapy is determined by how long it takes to consume all of the prescribed drugs.
5. How often should treatments take place?
You should consult your doctor, although most treatments are administered when the patient experiences symptoms or at four to six-hour intervals, depending on the drug.
6. Are there side effects of treatment?
Thirst, hoarseness, dysphonia, oral candidiasis, perioral dermatitis, and tongue enlargement are all possible adverse effects.
7. How does a Drive compressor nebulizer work?
A nebulizer is a tiny piece of equipment that produces a mist using liquid medicine. You sit with the machine and breathe in through a mouthpiece that is attached to it. Slow, deep breaths for 10 to 15 minutes allow the medicine to enter your lungs and provide an effective treatment.