Welcome to our online support service. We hope to provide a platform for questions asked and answered by actual nebuliser users. Questions such as how to choose and get the best out of your nebuliser.

We encourage you to post or ask any product related comments and ideas but please avoid any profanity or leaving your personal contact information such as email or phone numbers.

We look forward to hearing from you and will help where we can.

Monday, 2 December 2013

Nebuliser essentials especially at Christmas

December has arrived and the shops of full of people stocking up on gifts, treats and splendid, festive celebratory delights. However just a quick reminder not to forget the essentials as well. This time of year the courier companies and the post office are busier than ever so if you need a new nebuliser or to order accessories for your existing one make sure you get that order in early.

Click HERE to browse our full range of nebulisers

Click HERE for accessories and spares

If you cant find what you are looking for you can call us on 
01942 701210 or you can click HERE to email

So just take a minute to think it through. Are you well stocked with any items you may need ?
VVT kits? Sidestream chambers? Drive lines? or LC Sprints?  Fair enough not quite as exciting as mince pies, chocolate pennies and christmas pudding but perhaps equally as important.

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

World COPD Day

Today is World COPD Day

COPD stands for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It is the name used to describe a number of conditions, including chronic bronchitis and emphysema, where people have difficulty breathing because of long-term damage to their lungs.

Around three million people are estimated to be living with COPD in England alone; over two million of these are unaware that they have the condition.

This year for World COPD Day, British Lung Foundation (BLF) have planned a range of activities to help raise awareness and understanding about the disease.

To discover more about World COPD Day and just what the British Lung Foundation have planned click HERE or on the link below.

http://www.blf.org.uk/Page/World-COPD-Day-2013

Friday, 1 November 2013

Christmas Card time

November the 1st and we think a good time to be thinking about Christmas Cards. Plan early and you will have lots of time to write them and not end up with eye and wrist strain. Although e cards are lovely we still smile when we receive a card in the post. Below are links to our kindred spirits so you can check out what they have to offer and support your favourite cause. Even more reasons to smile. 

The Cystic Fibrosis Trust 
http://www.charitycardshop.com/cysticfibrosis/

British Lung Foundation
http://shop.blf.org.uk/collections/christmas-cards

Asthma UK
http://www.asthma.org.uk/Pages/Shop/

Happy shopping, have fun.

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Nebulisers and COPD

Although not everybody who needs a nebuliser has COPD, we do take a lot of calls from those who do as well as their relatives and friends. “My friend has COPD and I was wondering if they would benefit from a nebuliser if I bought one?” “My mother used a nebuliser in A&E and I was wondering would she benefit from having one at home?”

The first person to speak to has to be the medical professional who is helping with your COPD. It could be the COPD Nurse the British Lung Foundation Nurse the Respiratory Nurse or the G.P. They will decide if now is the right time for you or your relative to have a nebuliser at home. They will decide which medication to prescribe to use with it and advise on how often you may need to nebulise. For some people its a regular daily routine for others it's as and when.

We can help you choose the right nebuliser to suit your needs and there is lots of information throughout this blog to get you started. You can click HERE to view our range or call us on 01942 70120

COPD stands for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It is the name used to describe a number of conditions, including chronic bronchitis and emphysema, where people have difficulty breathing because of long-term damage to their lungs.

If you want to read more about COPD then the British Lung Foundation have some excellent, simple to follow pages on their website which you can find HERE or by clicking on the link below and there are leaflets and publications available if your friend or family member hasn’t got access to the internet. 

http://www.blf.org.uk/Conditions/Detail/COPD

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Pulse Oximetry. A quick re-cap.

Pulse Oximetry is a technology used to determine the amount of oxygen in your blood. Keeping levels within a normal range means oxygen is being delivered to the cells of your body to keep them functioning. Its application is simple and it provides information about low blood oxygen conditions and your pulse rate. You can check out our pulse oximeters, the PO 30  by clicking HERE. However it should be regarded as only one aspect of your total assessment and if you have any concerns at all you should always seek medical help

Normally oxygen saturation percentage should always be above 97 percent. Readings below this indicate varying levels of low blood oxygen (hypoxia). The term "normal" however can be misleading. If you have a chest condition such as COPD you may always have a lower than average amount of oxygen in your blood which means a pulse oximeter reading of 92 to 95 percent may be "normal" for you, each person is different. Other factors can affect the readings, even nail varnish and you can read more about the limitations HERE It also monitors your fingertip pulse rate and for adults and adolescents when resting an average pulse is between 60-100 beats per minute but for those of you with a pre existing medical condition it can vary. It doesn't monitor your pulses rhythm or strength and you can read more about factors which may alter your pulse rate reading HERE

There are many breathing tests which may be done to assess just what's happening to your lungs and you can read more about them on the British Lung Foundation website  http://www.blf.org.uk/Page/Breathing-tests  and many reasons for breathlessness which you can read about here http://www.blf.org.uk/conditions/detail/breathlessness

Getting out of breath can be very frightening, which makes the breathlessness worse. In trying to avoid this, people often reduce the amount of activity they do. However, this does not help, as over time you become unfit, tired and more breathless. (http://www.blf.org.uk/Page/Pulmonary-rehab) A pulse oximeter can be an invaluable tool in helping you monitor your symptoms and if you you think you, a friend or relative would benefit then take a look at the PO 30  HERE

Thursday, 26 September 2013

The return of the Pulse Oximeter

Ever since we deleted the fingertip pulse oximeter from our range we have continued to take calls from many of you asking “why we no longer supply them” and “do we know anywhere you can buy one ?” After a lot of searching we are now happy to be able to announce that we have two splendid models available for you, both are reliable, accurate and come with a 3 year warranty. 
The PO 30 and the PO 80

You can read lots of information by clicking HERE as to just why a pulse oximeter may prove a useful tool to help you monitor your symptoms.

The PO 30 is simple to operate and has an easy to read colour screen which you can rotate to 6 different views, with the added advantage of an adjustable brightness display. The automatic cut off switch helps to save battery life and the low battery indicator lets you know when its time for a change. Light enough at under 60 grams and small enough to pop in your pocket, the PO 30 comes complete with 2 AAA batteries, a lanyard and a handy belt pouch for if you are out and about. 


If feeling short of breath has become part and parcel of your daily life the PO 30 is smartly designed, useful and beneficial, wether you are buying it for yourself a friend or relative, a fingertip pulse oximeter could help to bring you peace of mind.

You can see just how useful and well design it is by clicking HERE and as always if you need to call us you can ring 01942 701210 or email by clicking HERE.


Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Complimentary Therapists

As promised, on this page we aim to build a comprehensive page of Complimentary Therapists so you can access what they have to offer and provide a starting point for your research.

Victoria Smith specialises in Aloe Vera products and tells us 
"That for many centuries it has been used for its healing properties and health benefits. No one quite knows why Aloe is as powerful as it is in addressing a number of conditions but it may be the 75 balanced nutrients that it contains. Aloe works with our immune system, replenishing the nutrients in our bodies as required." To find out what she has to offer HERE, or call for advice on 07739129194 or email HERE

Future Health Management  is Christina Martin and she specialises in naturopathy and nutritional therapy. She  uses all of her therapies collectively to assess and support her client’s nutritional requirements. She is qualified in her field and passionate about her work. You can read more about her and what she has to offer HERE

and you can find more information about nebulisers and complimentary therapy HERE

Complimentary Therapies and Nebulisers

We take calls many times a month from those of you who have spoken to practitioners of complimentary therapies and have been recommended a therapy via a nebuliser. As we have written previously we can certainly help you choose a nebuliser, have a chat about how it works and how it will fit into your lifestyle, but we don't have the knowledge base or expertise to discuss the suggested therapy and these are questions you must put to your practitioner. 
You can check out more information and some of the questions you may want to ask your therapist HERE

A nebuliser is a medical device and can have serious side effects, as could the medicine or therapy you choose to use in it. In the U.K. nebulisers and nebuliser medications are licensed and monitored by the
Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

The British Lung Foundation have some really good advice about complimentary therapies which you can find HERE or you could have a chat in any of the forums on our useful links

We also get approached quite often by therapist themselves and although we have said no in the past, we feel in response to demand, its now time to set up a dedicated page for those of you who are interested. You can find their links and a little bit about their practice by clicking HERE, using the search facility, or the label on the right hand side of this page. If any therapist want to get back in touch about being added to the list you can email HERE

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Helping out a friend.

If you have any energy left after all your valiant efforts raising funds for nebulisers, or simply feel inspired to get involved, our kindred spirits have a whole bunch of wonderful activities waiting for you to come along and join in. It can be as simply as clearing out and recycling your old clothes or why not set yourself a challenge and join in a 100 mile cycle race! Just think of it as helping out a friend.

You can check out what your favourite charity has lined up on the clickable red links below.

Asthma UK

British Lung Foundation

Cystic Fibrosis Trust

"20-20 Voice" Cancer Appeal 

Friday, 30 August 2013

Fund raising for Nebulisers

Who says the British Public don’t know how to get behind a good cause. Not us that’s for sure.

This summer we have been approached more times than ever before by charitable groups such as Breathe Easy up and down the country, as well as individuals, who have taken part in lots fund raising activities all in order to raise a lump sum of money to purchase and donate a multiple number of nebulisers to their local hospital, hospice or community COPD team.

Many of the media headlines would have us believe that most of us are unhappy and dissatisfied with the treatment we receive from the N.H.S. Well not those of you we generally speak to. Of course all isn’t perfect but the main motivation of those fund raising  is to give something back for the care and attention they or a relative have received whilst unwell. And this summer you have been doing that in spades.

Well done. It warms our heart and when we are met with doubters and cynics you are always the first people we think of. We feel proud that we too have been able to help a little along the way even if its only to help make your hard earned funds stretch a little further.

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Nebulisers, would you benefit?

Well what a difference a few weeks can make, it has turned from the coldest spring to what may become the hottest summer in a while.

If you are struggling with an exacerbation of your chest condition or having any difficulty breathing the first priority has to be to seek medical help from your G.P. Respiratory Nurse or Asthma Nurse. 

There is also plenty of hints and tips on how to manage in the heat on our kindred sprits websites as well as large communities of fellow sufferers who have developed their own coping strategies over the years which you may find useful. 

We have seen an increase in calls about nebulisers and for some, once you have been assessed by your medical professional, a nebuliser may provide vital relief but you do need that all important prescription first. As with our mucus clearance devices, although they don't need medicine there are contra indications and they aren't suitable for everyone. So its worth just asking a few questions before you invest in a nebuliser, shaker or flutter

If you get the go ahead, there is lots of information throughout this blog, you can view our full range HERE or for frequently asked questions and answers click here which will help you choose the product to fit your needs as well as lots of independent advice from our kindred spirits

In the meantime for those of you that can, relax and enjoy it and if you are struggling remember it won't last forever this is the U.K. after all ! 

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Kindred Spirits and Useful Links

Here at Evergreen we have always stressed how helpful many of you find our kindred spirits and useful links, and for our customers who seem alone, lost or confused we have always recommened you approach anyone of these organisations. Well recently, we were in a position where we needed help and guidance and the first people we turned to were AGE UK. They were a mine of useful information as well as practical support and we would like to use this platform to once again say a massive THANK YOU. They made a difficult situation much more straight forward and easier to manage. 

So if you are floundering at all, whatever the issue, don't forget you have friends out there who can help. Why not give them a chance and contact our useful links 

http://evergreen-nebulizers.co.uk/links.html

Friday, 31 May 2013

Hands up who needs a nebuliser for travelling?

With the met office declaring that 2013 has seen the coldest spring for 50 years and temperatures from March to the end of May in the U.K. averaging just 6 degrees C it would appear that a great many of you are set on escaping for a little sunshine.

If you need a nebuliser to help make it happen then check out our website by clicking HERE as we have many versatile, reliable and efficient models to suit your needs at prices that are affordable.

Travelling with a nebuliser, especially with one of the smaller lightweight ones, isn't as daunting as you may think. If you need some advice you can contact our 'useful links' , there is plenty to be found throughout this blog or why not simply give us a call on 01942 701210 we are always happy to help.

Monday, 15 April 2013

Why choose a Pari Nebuliser?


In the UK most of you are familiar with one or two of the nebuliser companies we list. The Portaneb has been used by many NHS trusts for years and is now known as the Innospire Deluxe. The AC2000 has enjoyed a similar history and despite both manufacturers having changed their company name over the years their flagship product name has remained the same. Omron nebulisers, though initially known to you through their widely used blood pressure machines, are now extremely popular and all three companies operate internationally and produce a product range for you to use at home and to suit all your needs.

So who are Pari?
Well for some of you their name is extremely familiar, you have been trusting their nebulisers to help you breath freely and maintain your quality of life for years, but we do occasionally get asked "Pari who?"

For over 100 years PARI has made a name for itself as a company specialising in treating respiratory disease and has an international reputation. Their eFlow rapid nebuliser is well known and often provided to those of you who suffer from Cystic Fibrosis or Bronchiectasis.
They have a philosophy of quality and over the years have invested well in research and development to bring you innovative products and nebuliser delivery systems. This approach is reflected throughout out their product range. You can see more about the company by clicking here.

The Pari TurboBoy SX is a compact, stylish and extremely powerful mains powered nebuliser. The high output from the smooth running compressor ensures shorter nebulisation times and a highly efficient drug delivery. To view click HERE

The Pari Boy Mobile S is designed to do all the things a portable nebuliser should. In addition to operating from any mains voltage worldwide, it can also be plugged into the cigarette lighter socket in your car and has an advanced lithium rechargeable battery which has a capacity of up to 50 minutes and is rapidly recharged in around 2 hours.
For more information click HERE

The Pari Mini is rapidly increasing in popularity. It is discreet in its design and weighing in at only 360 grams, the Pari Mini packs a powerful punch, perfect for using at home, the Pari Mini comes with the extra bonus of a multi volt mains cable to use when travelling worldwide and can be purchased with an optional car lead or rechargeable battery.
You can find out more by clicking HERE

All three nebulisers are coupled with the innovative LC Sprint durable medication chamber. Affording you with an enhanced therapy, faster and more efficient treatment times, meaning more of your medication delivered during inspiration and less wastage during expiration. If you want to see exactly how this happens click here.

So next time you are searching for a nebuliser that will be effective, efficient and versatile why not check out the Pari range and see what they have to offer. With 100 years of experience and a solid international reputation they must be doing something right.

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Pocket Rocket is about to take off!


Wendy 10 April 2013 16:39
I love the nickname for such a wonderful piece of equipment. The Omron MicroAir is as vital a thing to carry as perhaps my mobile phone or iPod. It is convenient, simple and if I didn't have my "Pocket Rocket" I would never get to see the outside world!

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Omron MicroAir "the pocket rocket"

It seems that when Phil Johnson nicknamed the Omron MicroAir "the pocket rocket" it struck a chord with quite a few of you. I must admit it took us a moment to make the connection when we got our first few calls for "the pocket rocket"! The nickname is proving quite popular and judging by the amount of calls many of you are hoping to soon be out and about but if you are still hoping for push start or a friendly face for inspiration then why not check out the Facebook links of our Kindred Spirits and see whats happening in your area.

If this sunshine is making you feel the urge to stretch your legs and you are tempted to think about venturing abroad then check out our web site as there are many portable nebulisers available. If you are still unsure then give us a call on 01942 701210 we are confident we can find one to meet you needs. 

Phil christened it such "because of the power & speed it emits the much needed vapours!"
If you're still not sure what we are talking about you can view it HERE and next time you ask for "the pocket rocket" I promise this time we will know exactly what you mean!!

Monday, 1 April 2013

Portable Nebulisers for out and about

Hopefully the worst of the cold weather will soon be behind us and we can all be look forward to getting out and about. If your adventures need a nebuliser to help you on your way, there are lots to choose from on our web site. Below is a personal story from Phil Johnson, who is the Chairman of the "20-20Voice" Cancer Appeal It highlights exactly why they can be so beneficial but also comes with an word of caution.

Hi there folks, Well, as many of you probably know I bought one of the Omron MicroAir U22 portable nebulisers as I am one of those people that suddenly get 'caught short' when out and about! No, not due to the call of nature but due to shortness of breath which can be embarrassing when in company and downright frightening at any time. Hence I bought a couple of these handy little gizmo's, one for myself and one for any "20-20 Voice" Cancer Appeal members that might need to take one on holiday for 'out and about' days.
I've used mine on several occasions but I'll give you a perfect example of the uses for these little pocket nebulisers:-
Last week we went out for a family meal to celebrate my wife's birthday and we took the "Pocket Rocket" with us, just as well as the restaurant was supremely busy, thus food arrivals somewhat slow. But despite that we had a good old natter/catch up and once the starters had been dispensed with the 'mains' quickly followed. Granted, i had to go outside for some fresh air (I call it my 'non fag-break') while others enjoyed their cigarettes as the restaurant started to feel 'stuffy' to me. Now I know that all fellow 'larys' will understand what I mean by stuffy so I won't elaborate on that.

The party broke up about 10:15 and my wife and I agreed that 10 minutes on the "Pocket Rocket" in the car would be ideal before I drovehome. There we were, armed with nebules of salbutamol, Budesonide & Saline solutions, quickly rigged everything up and off we went - for 2 minutes! The batteries went dead. We looked at each other horrified, neither of us had thought to put in spare batteries 'just in case'; as  Del-boy would say, "What a pair of plonkers!"  And he would have been right too. As it happened the couple of minutes had done enough for me to drive the couple of miles home so all was sorted in the end but the point of my little note to you all out there is simple: even if you think it's the most obvious thing in the world, when you are out and and about with your own little "Pocket Rocket" check everything - especially that you have spare batteries! :-D 
I call my portable nebuliser the "Pocket Rocket" because of the power & speed it emits the much needed vapours!

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Struggling to choose a nebuliser ?

There is lots of helpful advice throughout this blog and you can click here for our Frequently Asked Questions and Answers. If you are looking for a friendly face, people with personal experience of nebulisers or just someone  to chat to,
Here are a few Facebook links to our kindred spirits

Asthma UK

British Lung Foundation

Cystic Fibrosis Trust

"20-20 Voice Cancer Appeal

Have a look at their pages and check out what they are up to, who knows you may even end up getting involved.
And if you just need to ask a few questions you can talk to us on 01942 701210 or drop us a line via email

Thursday, 21 February 2013

"20-20 Voice" Cancer Appeal

A message from Phil Johnson and the "20-20 Voice" Cancer Appeal

"Thank you for that delightful synopsis Nigel and can I appeal to all 'larys' out there, all supporters or friends of larys for their help. We need helpers/supporters/agents in all parts of the country. Can you host a collection tub in your pub, can your landlord/lady? Can you & your landlord/lady organise a raffle in your pub or perhaps a Karaoke night or even a music night to raise funds for "20-20 Voice" Cancer Appeal. We are on facebook too for easy contact: "

https://www.facebook.com/2020CancerAppealVisionOfVoice

He is hoping to hear from you soon 

Monday, 11 February 2013

"20-20 Voice" Cancer Appeal


Today I had a lovely conversation with a gentleman called Phil Johnson. Phil is the chairman of the "20-20 Voice" Cancer Appeal


Conversation is something we often take for granted but for some of you it can prove difficult. Often an acute shortness of breath can make it very difficult to express your needs or ask for help. In fact with many lung diseases its one of the danger signs that all is not well. If you have difficulty forming a sentence without gasping in between words then you should always seek medical advice.

Then imagine not being able to speak at all. Cancer is always an overwhelming diagnosis but if its cancer of the head or neck one outcome of your treatment could be or a stoma or hole in your throat, a tracheostomy, or laryngectomy which may leave you without the ability to speak.

ENT cancer is often overlooked. Fund raising and publicity quite sparse. That's where the "20-20 Voice" Cancer Appeal comes in.
Their aim is to provide up to the minute camera technology to ENT units nationwide. Early detection gives head & neck patients the best chance of retaining the power of speech. It gives ENT specialists not only the opportunity of an early diagnosis but the opportunity of immediate treatment which saves the patient unnecessary stress, providing a greater chance of avoiding major surgery and therefore saving hospitals valuable time and money. Their aim is to ensure that Head & Neck cancers get more acknowledgement
If you feel you could help or would simply like to find out more then why not click on the link below.
http://www.2020cancerappeal.org










Thursday, 31 January 2013

Omron CompAir Pro NE C900 nebuliser

Omron Comp Air Pro NE C900


It's a big name for a nebuliser.
Weighing in at 2.2 kg its not the smallest nebuliser in the Omron range. It's also not particularly stylish or sophisticated but to steal a phrase from a well know varnish company  “it does what it says on the tin” or in this case, the box.

It is a no-nonsense, straight-forward compressor nebuliser which is simple to assemble, easy to maintain and comes with a three year warranty and at a very reasonable price.

The most important benefit for some of you will be the Smart Structure Kit  which is a fancy name for a simple but effective medication chamber which only has TWO PARTS !
No more lost baffles, mushrooms or vaporising heads. Call it what you will, they do go astray and as many of you have discovered without this small but essential item nothing happens.

The Omron C900 packs a punch which means it is suitable to be used with a wide range of nebuliser medications and has been designed to be compatible with alternative air tubes and chambers, so for those of you who are fortunate enough to still be supplied with accessories, the C900 nebuliser with its 3 year warranty could just fit the bill. To place an order click HERE

If you have any questions at all don't hesitate to ask its what we are here for you can call us on 01942 701210 or by clicking HERE