Cleaning Equipment 101 CF Education Day 2009. Kristin Shelton, CPFT, RRT Cystic Fibrosis Center Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford. Cleaning Your Respiratory Equipment. Germs can get on respiratory equipment and cause lung infections.
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Kristin Shelton, CPFT, RRT
Cystic Fibrosis Center
Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford
Clean your hands.
Clean and rinse the nebulizer parts.
Disinfect nebulizer parts using one of
Boiling for 5 minutes
The CFF has approved the electric Avent iQ24 steam sterilizer as an option for disinfection.
household bleach and 50 parts water for 3 minutes
If you disinfect using bleach, rinse all parts thoroughly using sterile water. You can make water sterile by boiling it for 5 minutes.
5. Air-dry the nebulizer parts.
Drain the parts on a clean surface covered with new paper towels. Remember, germs will grow on anything that stays wet, so store the dry nebulizer in a clean, dry bag in a clean, dry place.
Remember to change your filter every 6 months
*Replace every six months
Side Stream nebulizer:
Use with Pulmozyme (Dornase Alfa) or Albuterol
Replace once a year
Use with Colistin (Colistimethate sodium), Hypertonic saline
Replace aerosol head every ninety days
use if you have no other
Replace each month
The bubble’s the fish mask will melt if boiled.