FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Application

Does continuous nebulising not cause too much medication to go to waste?
What medications can be nebulised?
Does the BABY Bend always have to be used with the baby mask?
Why does the mask have to cover the baby’s mouth and nose?
Why is it not permitted to attach rubber bands to the baby mask?
Will the accessories offered now fit my old PARI device?
Is it normal for the connection tubing on the device to become very warm, even hot?
Are PARI products latex-free?
What must I do if moisture condenses in the connection tubing?
Why should the accessories be replaced regularly?
How often must the filter be replaced?
Why should the same nebuliser not be used by more than one person?
What must I do if my nebuliser does not generate an aerosol any more?

 


 

Does continuous nebulising not cause too much medication to go to waste?

The continuous nebulisers from PARI (LC SPRINT® and LC PLUS family) are equipped with a valve system that helps to reduce loss of medication significantly. It is most important to keep the mouthpiece in the mouth when breathing out. Inhaling with these nebulisers is very easy, since the nebulising process does not have to be synchronised with the breathing rhythm for them.

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What medications can be nebulised?

Always ask your physician whether a given medication is suitable for inhalation. He or she knows your diagnosis and will perscribe the right medications and dosage you need. Your chemist can also answer some questions about your medications.

In general the following applies: given the enormous number of inhalation solutions that are available commercially for the treatment of various respiratory diseases, it is not possible to make any specific recommendations here. Your physician will make decisions regarding your treatment.

The following are entirely unsuitable for inhalation with these devices: cough syrups, mouth rinses, balsam preparations or drops that are used as embrocations or with hot water as a “vapour bath”. Essential oils or similar products are also unsuitable. Products of this kind are often sticky and viscous; they may impair the function of the device permanently (e. g. by clogging the nozzle). Moreover, many of these products contain essential oils, which can trigger an acute bronchial spasm (a sudden, involuntary constriction of the bronchial system accompanied by shortness of breath), similar to the effect of inhaling hypotonic solutions (e. g. distilled water).

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Does the BABY Bend always have to be used with the baby mask?

Yes, when the baby mask is used for inhaling, it is essential to use the BABY Bend as well, because the baby mask does not have an expiratory valve. This means that if the mask fits tightly, the baby cannot exhale. The slots in the BABY Bend enable the used air to be exhaled.

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Why does the mask have to cover the baby’s mouth and nose?

This is the only way to ensure effective inhalation.

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Why is it not permitted to attach rubber bands to the baby mask?

Since babies often move their heads vigorously, the mask might slip off even if it were attached with rubber bands. Nebulising with a silicone mask is intended solely for babies and infants, and they must be supervised constantly by an adult when inhaling. The nebuliser should be held in the hand and replaced tightly over the child’s mouth and nose after every movement of the head.

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Will the accessories offered now fit my old PARI device?

The accessories offered fit all BOY® devices from as early as 1996.

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Is it normal for the connection tubing on the device to become very warm, even hot?

All PARI compressors generate a certain amount of heat during normal use. The currently applicable standard DIN EN 60601-1 Part 1 for medical electrical equipment defines requirements regarding maximum permissible temperatures for electrically powered medical products. The corresponding tests on our devices were conducted by an external, accredited test laboratory. All of our compressors meet the specifications of the standard cited above.

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Are PARI products latex-free?

All of our products are latex-free.

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What must I do if moisture condenses in the connection tubing?

Small amounts of condensation can form in the connection tubing as a result of air humidity and temperature fluctuations. After each nebulising session, you should always switch the compressor on again and blow the tube dry with the Nebuliser disconnected. The instructions for use contain a detailed description of this procedure.

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Why should the accessories be replaced regularly?

The nebuliser, tube and filter are wearing parts. To ensure that the quality of the therapy remains consistent, these parts should be replaced once a year. For this, PARI offers the convenient Year Packs (see also question 11)

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How often must the filter be replaced?

After 200 operating hours or at least once a year. You should check the filter for contamination regularly and replace it sooner if necessary. The instructions for use contain a detailed description of this procedure.

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Why should the same nebuliser not be used by more than one person?

In the home, each family member should use his or her own nebuliser for hygienical reasons. In principle, PARI nebulisers could also be used by several patients. However, according to the hygiene regulations currently in force, this is not permitted unless the nebuliser can also be sterilised (e. g. standard practice in hospitals).

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What must I do if my nebuliser does not generate an aerosol any more?

This may be due to any of the following reasons:

  1. The nozzle insert in the nebuliser is missing

  2. Nozzle blocked (also possible with the LC SPRINT® family). Check the nozzle first. If there are crystalline deposits (e.g. lime residue) in the nozzle, it may be possible to remove them simply by squeezing the flexible nozzle with your thumb (however, this only works with the LC SPRINT® nozzle because it is flexible). For more stubborn blockage, it often helps to clean the nozzle again by boiling the nebuliser. This is also possible for cleaning the LC PLUS Nebuliser nozzle. With the PARI LL Nebuliser, you can also clean the nozzle gently with the nozzle cleaner supplied with it (in the nebuliser lower section). See instructions for use. Please note that the small holes must be poked through very carefully and only from the nozzle underside.
  3. The air-flow control on the PARI LL Nebuliser is not pushed up as far as it will go. Also check whether the air-flow control is attached to the nozzle securely. If it is not, press it firmly onto the nozzle and then try operating your nebuliser again.

  4. Not enough medication in the nebuliser. Make sure that the medication in the nebuliser reaches the fill mark. Minimum: 2ml, Maximum: 8ml.

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Why is there always some inhalation solution left in my nebuliser?

Due to the technical design of the system, a certain residual volume is always remains in the nebuliser. Therefore, you should stop inhaling as soon as you hear a clear change in the sound the nebuliser makes (from a quiet hiss to bubbling) and the aerosol mist escapes from the nebuliser irregularly.

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