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8 ADULT Treatment Product Image Item Description HCPC Codes MFR MFR # Compressors E0570 McKesson 16-3655LT Drive Medical 18081 Respironics 1110063 Disposable Nebulizer Kits A7003 McKesson 32642 Drive Medical NEB KIT 500 Vyaire 002446 Section 2 Nebulizers How a nebulizer works It turns liquid medicine into a very fine mist that a patient can inhale through a face mask or mouthpiece. This allows the medication to go straight into the lungs and the respiratory system where it is needed. Who needs a nebulizer? People with respiratory conditions. These include asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), where breathing treatments are needed to help improve the airflow in the lungs. Conditions where a nebulizer is required: • Asthma • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Care of a nebulizer • Change the nebulizer filter as directed in the manufacturer guidelines • Clean the outside of the tubing and replace as directed i n the manufacturer guidelines • Replace any part or accessory that is cracked or worn as d irected in the manufacturer guidelines • Keep extra tubing, mouthpieces, and masks on-hand in c ase they become damaged or worn Prevalence of patients using nebulizers in the U.S. • Asthma, the leading chronic illness among US children, affects approximately 5.1 million children younger than 18 years 1 • According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 13 people have asthma 2 • More than 25 million Americans have asthma. This is 8% of adults and 7% of children. Each day, ten Americans die from asthma, and in 2019, 3,524 people died from asthma. Many of these deaths are avoidable with proper treatment and care 3 • Adults are four times more likely to die from asthma than children 4 Source: 1, 3, 4 www.aafa.org/asthma-facts 2 www.cdc.gov/asthma

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