Nebulisation is a method of converting a medicine or solution into an aerosol, which is inhaled directly into the lungs.

The aim of nebulisation treatment is to deliver a therapeutic dose of medicine (in the form of breathable particles) over a period of time, usually five to 10 minutes Nebulisers are indicated for use in a variety of situations

Nebulisers are attached to either compressed air units (can be used in children of all age groups) or to the oxygen or air ports, depending on the child / young person’s underlying condition. In the intensive and transitional care units electronic nebuliser sets are used to deliver drugs through the ventilator circuit by placing the set on the dry side of the ventilator tubing before the humidifier