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Airway Clearance Acapella

Acapella® Vibratory PEP Therapy System

Acapella® combines the benefits of both PEP therapy and airway vibrations to mobilize pulmonary secretions and it can be used in virtually any position whether reclining, standing or sitting.

It improves clearance of secretions, is easier to tolerate than CPT, takes less than half the time of conventional CPT sessions* and facilitates opening of airways in patients with lung diseases with secretory problems (COPD, Asthma, Cystic Fibrosis). Colour coded units (Blue low flow <15LPM or Green high flow > 15LPM) help customize treatment based on clinical needs. You can adjust Acapella’s frequency and flow resistance simply by turning an adjustment dial.

* Mahimeister MJ et al. “Positive-expiratory pressure mask therapy: Theoretical and Practical Considerations and a Review of the Literature”, Respiratory Care, 1991.

Product Features

  • Colour-coded (Blue/Green)
  • <15 lpm Blue (low Flow) for 3 seconds
  • >15 lpm (Green High Flow) for 3 seconds
  • Inspiratory Valve
  • 22mm OD ambient end
  • 22mm OD patient end
  • Expiratory resistance dial
  • Patented rocker mechanism

Product Benefits

  • Can accommodate virtually any patient’s lung capacity
  • Allows inhalation and exhalation without removing from mouth
  • May be used with mask or mouthpiece nebulizer
  • Can accommodate virtually any patient’s lung capacity. Reproducible therapies
  • Use in any position – patient is free to sit, stand or recline

Acapella® Choice Vibratory PEP Therapy System

Like the original Acapella®, Acapella® Choice can be used in virtually any position to open airways and mobilize secretions. What’s more, it disassembles into four, easy-to-clean parts that withstand autoclaving, boiling, and dishwashing. Your patients get all the benefits of vibratory PEP therapy, in the home or hospital, with a convenient, easy-to-clean single patient use device.

Product Features

  • Works in virtually any position
  • Patients may inhale through device
  • 22mm fitting for use with mouthpiece
  • Can be boiled or autoclaved
  • Adjustable frequency with numbered dial
  • Product Benefits
  • Versatile for use by virtually all patients
  • Easy to clean
  • Enables reproducible therapies

Acapella® Duet Vibratory PEP Therapy System

The Acapella® Duet is a smart, convenient addition to the popular Acapella® family. The benefits of vibratory PEP therapy have been well documented and now medication can be delivered simultaneously, saving time and effort for both clinicians and patients.

Engineered with a built-in port for aerosolised medication via a small volume nebuliser, Acapella® Duet allows convenient administration of bronchodilator or mucolytic treatments concurrently with vibratory PEP therapy, without the need for a tee adaptor.

Convenient, versatile and smart
Having two therapies — vibratory PEP and nebulised medication — together in one lightweight, compact device helps to further establish Smiths Medical as a leader in providing high-quality, innovative and cost-effective devices for respiratory care.

Product Features

  • Vibratory PEP therapy and nebulisation in one device saves time, effort and cost.
  • Easily disassembled and reassembled for effortless and thorough cleaning by boiling, autoclaving or in the dishwasher (top rack only).
  • Can be used by the patient in any position — reclining, standing or sitting.

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Further Reading and Publications

2003-02 Performance Comparison of Two Oscillating Positive Expiratory Pressure Devices Acapella Versus Flutter

1991-07 Treatment of bronchial asthma

2013-02 Mechanical Behaviors of Flutter VRP1, Shaker, and Acapella Devices

2009-11 Laboratory Evaluation of the Acapella Device Pressure Characteristics Under Different Conditions, and a Software Tool to Optimize Its Practical Use

2006-11 Domiciliary Positive Expiratory Pressure Improves Pulmonary Function and Exercise Capacity in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

2004-09 Airway Clearance In Bronchiectasis

Acapella Choice, Adjustable Vibratory PEP Therapy System

Product Code RTP277000

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Acapella Blue, Low-Flow Vibratory PEP Therapy System

Product Code RTP211015S

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Acapella Green, High-Flow Vibratory PEP Therapy System

Product Code RTP211530S

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Acapella Duet, Vibratory PEP Therapy System

Product Code 279001

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