Drive Model 646 Nebulizer - #646 - Model 646
Drive Model 646 Nebulizer converts liquid into aerosol via high velocity, compressed air stream Used in conjunction with a DeVilbiss brand compressor, it delivers consistent aerosol particles to the lungs of COPD patients. It is used with a DeVilbiss brand compressor for treatment of asthmatic patients. Drive 646 Nebulizer is designed for comfortable administration of fine mists of uniform density to reach deep into lung capacity.
Features of Drive 646 Nebulizer
- Comes complete with tubing, activator valve, mouthpiece, and extra jet
- Designed to produce a dense high-quality aerosol for administration of your prescribed medication
- When cared for properly, nebulizer should give years of dependable service
- Unique "T" piece allows patient to leave nebulizer in mouth while exhaling
- Attaches to aerosol face mask or face tent and can be hand operated or compressed air driven with a DeVilbiss brand compressor
- A break-resistant nebulizer that easily disassembles for sterilization by using one of the following methods:
- Boiling or cold sterilization
- Polycarbonate plastic nebulizer may be used with or without mouthpiece
- 5 microns
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More About Drive 646 Nebulizer
- Remove port cap and position nebulizer aerosol port in an upward position.
- Fill nebulizer through the main aerosol port with a prescribed amount of medication.
- The nebulizer is designed with a no-spill internal rim to prevent the medication from accidentally spilling.
- Do not fill above o-ring at the base of medication reservoir. Overfilling may cause nebulizer to leak.
- It is important to be in a comfortable upright position during your treatment.
- Fill nebulizer as previously instructed. Attach mouthpiece to T-piece.
- Note: The Model 646 nebulizer includes a mouthpiece specifically designed for use with this model. It is not compatible with other sizes of mouthpieces.
- Attach nebulizer tubing to a mechanical compressor such as the DeVilbiss 5650, 4650, or 3655 series compressors. If compressed air or oxygen is used, set regulator to permit 5-7 lbs. pressure or a flow of 6-8 liters per minute.
- To attain maximum aerosol output, remove air vent cap from side vent of the nebulizer.
- Turn on an air compressor. Aerosol will not flow until thumb-valve is closed as described below.
- Position mouthpiece between teeth. Place finger over thumb-valve. As aerosol begins to flow, inhale deeply. At the end of the inhalation, remove finger from thumb-valve and hold breath for two seconds.
- Remove nebulizer from mouth and exhale slowly.
- This procedure should be repeated until all prescribed medication is nebulized.
- Note: Blow through T-piece Model 646 nebulizer is designed to remain in the mouth during exhalation if desired.
- The nebulizer may be used without a mouthpiece.
- Position nebulizer aerosol port in mouth so that aerosol avoids teeth and tongue. Follow same administration procedure as described above.
- Remove nebulizer tubing from compressor and nebulizer. Remove mask or mouthpiece.
- Unscrew upper half of nebulizer from the lower half and rinse all parts under hot tap water after every use.
- Daily, wash nebulizer, jet, mouthpiece, thumb-valve in hot, soapy water. If jet is clogged, use cleaning wire (not shown).
- Rinse with hot tap water for 30 seconds, then soak in one part white vinegar (>=5% acetic acid concentration) to three parts hot water (131ËšF-149ºF/55ËšC65ËšC) for 30 minutes. Rinse with hot tap water and air dry. Replace or clean tubing monthly by following nebulizer cleaning instructions.
- To remove excess water from tubing, attach to compressor or air source and allow air to pass through tubing until excess moisture is removed.
- A nebulizer is constructed of latex-free polycarbonate that, with the exception of the mouthpiece and o-ring, will withstand sterilization by autoclaving (@ 273ËšF for 15 minutes) or boiling. It may also be sterilized with any suitable germicidal agent.
- Always prepare a fresh solution for each cleaning cycle.
- To avoid possible contamination, your nebulizer should be stored with port and vent caps in place until your next treatment.