Nebulizer Compressor Systems are a means to deliver prescribed medications to the lungs. Though metered dose inhalers are common, nebulizers are preferred for those with more severe respiratory problems that require routine respiratory therapy. Patients with Asthma, COPD or Cystic Fibrosis are often prescribed medications that minimize or control symptoms of the disease and are distributed through a nebulizer system.
A nebulizer compressor is a machine that provides the power to break down liquid medicine into a fine aerosol mist by way of pressurized streams of air. Some machines even have built in valves to control the air flow.
A mouthpiece or a face mask is used to deliver the medicine most effectively. A face mask is often used with infants, children and the elderly because it’s generally easier to use, whereas a mouthpiece is recommended for those who are more able. The machine, container and mouthpiece/face mask all connect to the compressor with tubing. The compressed air travels to the medicine container and converts the liquid medicine to aerosol mist, which is then carried to the mouthpiece/mask through tubing and into the lungs. Extension tubing is often available for enhanced patient convenience.
Mountainside Medical Equipment is a proud supplier of a number of different nebulizer compressors and nebulizer accessories. Check them out by visiting our website to place an order, or call us at 1-888-687-4334 to speak with one of our friendly Medical Supply Specialists.