Table 3

Method of cleaning, sanitisation/‘sterilisation’ and drying nebuliser parts

Method of cleaningPatients (N=50)
Warm soapy water16
Tap water9
Warm water6
Cold water2
Hot water4
Boiling water4
Method of sanitisation/‘sterilisation’
 Using lime scale tablets1
 Detergent or commercial disinfectant solution1
Method of drying
 With a cloth or tissue5
 Drain it or leave it to dry naturally27
 Blow it or air dry it with the compressor3
 Never dried it before15