Running a domiciliary nebuliser service

Thorax. 1997 Apr;52 Suppl 2(Suppl 2):S104-6. doi: 10.1136/thx.52.2008.s104.


A nebuliser service should be provided locally, according to local needs. It should be centralised and administered by a designated consultant or consultants and written guidelines should be provided for medical and para-medical staff. The service should: (1) provide compressor/nebuliser units suitable for the prescribed treatment, (2) provide a system for equipment replacement, repair and maintenance, and (3) show patients how to use the equipment and give them comprehensive written instructions.

MeSH terms

  • Costs and Cost Analysis
  • Home Care Services, Hospital-Based / economics
  • Home Care Services, Hospital-Based / organization & administration*
  • Humans
  • Nebulizers and Vaporizers*
  • Patient Education as Topic