I have to start out saying that I try really hard to keep Rachel's breathing treatment parts clean and disinfected; so hard that I've melted a couple parts in the past.
At least I got the germs...right?
So, if you are in doubt here are the instructions:
- Detach mouthpiece (mask) then soak the device and mouthpiece in warm, soapy water as required to remove visible contaminants. Use a liquid dish detergent (Dawn or equivalent), mixing two (2) tablespoons of detergent per one (1) gallon water. Rinse thoroughly with sterile water, and allow parts to air dry. Drain the device by placing it in normal resting position.
- Alcohol - Soak five (5) minutes, twice daily. acapella is compatible with 70% isopropyl alcohol. Rinse with sterile water. You can make water sterile by boiling for five (5) minutes.
- Hydrogen peroxide - Soak in 3% hydrogen peroxide for 30 minutes. Rinse with sterile water. You can make water sterile by boiling for five (5) minutes.
- Glutaraldehydes (Cidex or equivalent) - acapella will maintain its integrity using cold sterilizing solutions such as glutaraldehydes.
FYI - Estimated device lifetime is six months.
This information was taken straight from the insert that comes with the acapella device.
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