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Boiling (disinfecting) the nebuliser unit and mouthpiece

At the end of every week, after cleaning and rinsing the nebuliser unit and mouthpiece, the parts should be disinfected.

To disinfect the nebuliser unit and mouthpiece, the parts should be boiled. It is important to not boil the parts for too long or more often than at the end of every week.

The manufacturer of Breelib recommends the use of distilled water to care for Breelib. For full instructions, please refer to the Breelib Inhalation System Instructions for Use booklet (IFU) which is supplied in your Breelib Starter Pack. 

Boiling (disinfecting) the nebuliser unit and mouthpiece

At the end of every week, after cleaning and rinsing the nebuliser unit and mouthpiece, the parts should be disinfected.

To disinfect the nebuliser unit and mouthpiece, the parts should be boiled. It is important to not boil the parts for too long or more often than at the end of every week.

The manufacturer of Breelib recommends the use of distilled water to care for Breelib. For full instructions, please refer to the Breelib Inhalation System Instructions for Use booklet (IFU) which is supplied in your Breelib Starter Pack. 

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For healthcare advice or questions relating to treatment please contact your healthcare professional or treating centre.

To disinfect the nebuliser unit and mouthpiece

  1. Fill a saucepan with fresh filtered water from the ZeroWater jug
  2. Place the clean and rinsed nebuliser unit into the saucepan with the cap open and the drug-dosing system up
  3. Place the clean and rinsed mouthpiece into the saucepan
Saucepan
  1. Set your timer for 10 minutes
  2. Place the saucepan on a hob and turn the heat ON full
  3. Start your timer
  4. Allow the water to boil then turn down the heat to simmer
  5. When the 10 minute timer sounds, carefully place the saucepan on a heatproof surface
  6. With kitchen tongs, carefully remove the nebuliser unit and mouthpiece from the saucepan and drain away any hot water
  7. Once the parts have cooled down, remove excess water then place the nebuliser unit and mouthpiece on kitchen roll to cool down
Saucepan 10 min
▶ For more information, please see Drying the nebuliser unit and Drying the mouthpiece.
How to disinfect Breelib

How to disinfect Breelib

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Things to remember when disinfecting the nebuliser unit and mouthpiece

  • Only boil the nebuliser unit and mouthpiece at the end of every week of use
  • Boil the parts immediately after cleaning and rinsing the parts
  • Only use ZeroWater to boil the nebuliser unit and mouthpiece
  • Only keep the saucepan on the heat for 10 minutes, never longer
  • Be careful when removing the parts from the boiling water and use tongs to avoid scalds
  • Leave the parts to air dry overnight after boiling