- Minimizes wastage of medication
- Family and caregivers are less exposed to aerosolized drug
- Higher percentage of aerosol likely to reach your lungs
- Shorter treatment times
If you have questions about the prescribed medication inside the nebulizer, please talk to your healthcare provider.
The AeroEclipse* II Breath Actuated Nebulizer is a significant advancement in small volume nebulizers because it only creates aerosol in response to inhalation. Since aerosol is only produced during inhalation, there is less wasted medication and greater dosing consistency, both of which may result in better outcomes for you.
Unlike continuous mode nebulizers, with the AeroEclipse* II nebulizer virtually no drug is lost to the environment. Less medication is wasted when compared to conventional methods of inhalation therapy because medication is only produced when you are inhaling, so you control the aerosol treatment. This provides environmental protection for you and your caregivers by significantly reducing the levels of secondary aerosolized drug that can be seen with uncontrolled continuous nebulization.
The green feedback button on the top of the device, will move down when you inhale, providing visual confirmation that proper breathing technique is being used and aerosol is being produced. Although this is not difficult for most people, if you are unable to activate the button you may need to use the device in continuous mode for that treatment.
1b – Mode Switch
1c – White Cylinder
1d – Breath Actuated Mode
1e – Continuous Mode
2b – Stem
Filling the NebulizerGently unscrew and remove the nebulizer top by rotating counter clockwise. Carefully place prescribed medication into the nebulizer cup. Reattach the nebulizer top, making sure to line up the white cylinder (1c) with the stem of the nebulizer cup (2b) and gently hand tighten clockwise.
With the nebulizer top secured, firmly attach one end of the supplied oxygen tubing to the bottom of the nebulizer and the other end to an air source - ensuring both ends are securely engaged.
Using the NebulizerPlace mouthpiece in the mouth, making sure the lips do not to cover the Exhalation Valve (3a) on the bottom. Inhale slowly and deeply. During inhalation, the Green Feedback Button (1a) will move down, indicating that the AeroEclipse* II nebulizer is producing aerosol in response to inhalation. Between breaths or during exhalation, the Green Feedback Button will return to the ‘up’ position indicating no aerosol is being produced.
Continue breathing normally through the device. Exhaled air is directed out of the device through the Exhalation Valve on the bottom of the device. Detailed use instructions can be downloaded below.
Cleaning the NebulizerThe AeroEclipse* II nebulizer should be washed before first use, and then between each treatment. To wash, simply remove the nebulizer top by rotating counter clockwise and remove any tubing that may have been attached. Wash the nebulizer parts in warm soapy water, and rinse in clean, warm water. Allow parts to dry thoroughly before reassembling the device.
Complete Product InstructionsContains full instructions for use and care of the AeroEclipse* II nebulizer.
Please note: The AeroEclipse* II BAN should not be shared with other people. The device should be replaced after 7 days of continuous use or immediately if components are cracked or the nebulizer does not function properly. Please review complete product instructions prior to first use.
Aerosol is only created in response to the patient’s inspiratory maneuver.
- Patient inhales
- Negative pressure in the nebulizer pulls the diaphragm down
- The actuator has moved down sealing around the nozzle cover
- Aerosol is produced
Unlike continuous-mode nebulizers, AeroEclipse* II BAN ensures virtually no drug is lost to the environment. Less medication is wasted when compared to conventional methods of inhalation therapy because the patient’s inspiratory breath is controlling the aerosol treatment. This can provide for better compliance and a safer patient environment, and has the potential to impact clinical outcomes such as Length of Stay and Admission Rates through the ER.1
The AeroEclipse* II BAN is designed to generate a high percentage of respirable medication particles. Shortened delivery time and optimized aerosol particle size significantly improves the likelihood of better patient outcomes and reduced costs.
We have developed this tool to help patient's understand how the AeroEclipse* II BAN works and how to use and care for the AeroEclipse* II BAN.
Nebulizing Method: Breath Actuated or Continuous Mode
Actuation Flow Rate: 15 L/min
Fill Lines: External molded - 0.5 mL to 6 mL, Internal molded 1 mL
Optimum Operating Flow Rate: 7-8 L/min, 50 psi
Air Entrainment: Yes - through the top
Visual Actuation Feedback Indicator: Yes
Drool Guard: Yes
Latex Free: Yes
Removable Mouthpiece: Yes
Operating Angle: Up to 45 degrees
The AeroEclipse* II Breath Actuated Nebulizer (BAN) delivers the benefits of breath actuation and a superior aerosol, while continuing to deliver an effective respirable dose.
- Aerosol produced only during the inspiratory cycle resulting in less waste and greater dosing consistency as well as improved compliance
- Minimizes amount of drug lost to the environment for a safer healthcare environment
- Green feedback button encourages optimum patient effort and confirms proper inhalation technique
- Patented diaphragm and grid system enhances actuation sensitivity to only 15 lpm of inspiratory effort to trigger the device
- Mode Selector allows convenient selection of either Breath Actuated or Continuous operational modes
- Potential to impact clinical outcomes such as Length of Stay and Admission Rates through the ER1
study summaries and technical information
Breath Actuated Nebulizer Improves Quality of Care in Pediatric Emergency Department Asthma and Leads to System Wide ImplementationA study conducted at the Medical University of South Carolina which compared the therapeutic impact on albuterol delivery using the AeroEclipse* II Breath Actuated Nebulizer (BAN) versus a conventional continuous nebulizer, in the Pediatric Emergency Department.
1 Christine J.H. Bong, MD, MPH, Maya Eady, MD, C. Michael Bowman, MD, M. Olivia Titus, MD. Breath Actuated Nebulizer Improves Quality of Care in Pediatric Emergency Department Asthma and Leads to System Wide Implementation. PAS Conference, Baltimore, Maryland 2009 2 TMI Aerosol Lab, Data on File. 3.0ml albuterol solution 0.83mg/ml, 8L/min, 50psi, tidal volume 600 mL, Rate 10bpm, 33% duty cycle as inhalation (breath actuation mode).