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Drive Medical Compartment Style Compressor Nebulizer comes with tubing and a disposable neb kit. It features an attractive, sleek design and has a convenient storage compartment. The Drive Medical MQ6000 Compartment Style Nebulizer is a durable and quiet system with a piston-driven compressor.
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Completing a Treatment
- Place the mouthpiece of your nebulizer in your mouth. (An aerosol mask is an option for those who have difficulties using a nebulizer.)
- Sit straight to open the lungs to their full capacity.
- Take slow, deep breaths.
- Try to fill your lungs so that you cannot take in any more air.
- Hold your breath for one to two seconds, or for the length of time your doctor prescribed.
- Breathe out slowly through the nebulizer's mouthpiece (or through the mask).
- Repeat this cycle for the length of the treatment.
- Treatments usually take from five to twenty minutes.
- *When the medication cup is empty, and no more mist comes from your nebulizer, you are through with treatment.
- Turn off the compressor and clean your nebulizer.
How to Operate Your Compressor
- If this is your first time using your compressor, clean completely (*see cleaning instructions).
- Place it on a flat surface so that the controls are easy to reach.
- Carefully turn the cap on the cup to the left (counter-clockwise).
- Load the base with your prescribed medicine.
- Place the cone into the base.
- Carefully put the cap back on, turning to the right (clockwise).
- Verify that the two parts are snug.
- Hook up one side of the air tube to the bottom of the cup.
- Connect the other side of the tube to the recepticle at the top of the compressor.
- Stick your mouthpiece or mask on to the top of the cap.
- Verify that the power switch is in the 'Off' position.
- Plug the power cord into the wall outlet.
- Power on the compressor.
- Start treatment.
- *If you need to interrupt your treatment, turn the unit off using the power switch.
- Upon finishing treatment, turn the compressor off.
- Unplug the unit.
This unit is protected by a thermal sensor. If the unit gets too hot, the sensor will power down the unit. If this happens:
- Turn the device off with the power switch.
- Disconnect it from the wall outlet.
- Let the motor cool for fourty minutes.
- Check all air openings and clear any blockage.
Precautions and Warnings
- Do not use near aerosol products.
- Do not operate near combustible liquids or vapors or where they may be present.
- Do not run the compressor in or near any oxygen-enriched environments.
- Do not use the unit around water.
- Do not use if any parts are damaged.
- Always unplug the unit before cleaning, adding medicine, or after using it.
Cleaning InstructionsCompressor -
- Turn unit off.
- Unplug it from the wall.
- Use a clean moist cloth to wipe down the outside.
- Keep the unit dust-free by cleaning every few days.
- Do not use powdered detergents or abrasive as these can damage the finish.
- Turn unit off.
- Unplug it from the wall.
- Disconnect the tubing.
- Remove the mouthpiece, the mask, and the nebulizer cup.
- Carefully turn the nebulizer cup to open it.
- Put the cup, the mouthpiece, and the mask under running water.
- Let air dry.
- Put the cup back together.
- Store in a air-tight container.
Disinfecting Your Unit
- Use a clean bowl or container
- Mix three parts distilled water to one part white vinegar.
- Make sure there is enough to cover the nebulizer, mouthpiece, and mask.
- Wash the cup, the mouthpiece, and the mask with a non-abrasive cleaner.
- Clean them again under running hot water.
- Soak these parts in the vinegar solution for at least thirty minutes.
- *You can use a medical bacterial-germicidal instead.
- Clean your hands with soap and water.
- Remove the items from the solution.
- Rinse using hot water.
- Air-dry the parts on a clean, absorbent surface*.
- Store the unit in an air-tight bag.
- *Do not dry with a towel as this may lead to contamination.
How to Change the Filter
- To avoid damaging your unit, only use the appropriate filter.
- Do not reuse filters.
- Never operate without having a filter in place.
- Locate the filter on the unit.
- Open the filter cover.
- Take out the old filter.
- Put in a new filter.
- Close the filter cover.
- Throw away the old filter.
- *Use Drive Medical filters only.
- Clean after each use.
- Disinfect once per day.
- Do not use nebulizer cups for more than one person.
- There are no serviceable parts.
- Please do not attempt to make any repairs to the unit.
- Send all maintenance issues to a qualified Drive provider or authorized service center.
How a Nebulizer with a Compressor Works
The compressor forces air into a tank. As more air comes in, the pressure increases. This pressurized air gets released into the nebulizer, driving the action. The nebulizer breaks liquid medication down into a fine mist. The mist-laden air moves through the mouthpiece and into the lungs.
- Reusable Neb Kit with Mouthpiece, T, and 7’ Tubing – 18254
- Adult Aerosol Mask – Mask 001A
- Disposable Neb Kit with Mouthpiece, T, and 7’ Tubing – Neb Kit 500
Product Features and Benefits
- Sleek and Attractive Design
- Quiet, Durable, and Sturdy
- Piston-Driven Compressor
- Convenient Storage Compartment
- Includes Tubing and Disposable Neb Kit
- Manufacturer: Drive Medical
- Product Number: MQ6000
- Liter Flow: = 8 lpm
- Medication Capacity: 5 mL
- Maximum Pressure: = 30 psi
- Operating Pressure 10 psi
- Operating Temperature Range: 50°F to 104°F
- Operating Humidity Range: 10% to 95% RH
- Storage Temperature Range: -4°F to 158°F
- Noise Level: 55 dBA
- Weight: 4.3 lbs
- Warranty: 5-Year Limited
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