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Airway Clearance Acapella

The Acapella® Family of Products

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).

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

Acapella® Choice Vibratory PEP Therapy System

Acapella Choice Vibratory PEP Device is a respiratory breathing therapy device that vibrates to break up mucus and promotes respiratory secretions. The device can be used with the respiratory patient in any position relative to gravity, including sitting down, standing or reclined. The Acapella Choice helps to open airways in patients with lung disease who have secretory problems such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Cystic Fibrosis, or Asthma. This major advantage of this product is that it disassembles for cleaning.

In addition, this Mucus Clearance Device has an adjustable frequency and flow resistance settings. Treatment times for patients can be performed in less than half the time of standard chest physiotherapy sessions, too. When patients use the Acapella Choice Vibratory PEP Device, they do not have to remove the device from their mouth for inhalation. It features a one-way inspiratory valve that allows this to be possible.

Featuring a distal 22mm OD, you can fit a nebulizer via a tee adapter.

Product Features

  • Adjustable frequency and flow resistance settings.
  • Incorporates PEP therapy and vibratory valve that vibrates when in use.
  • Combines the benefits of both PEP therapy and airway vibrations to promote pulmonary secretions.
  • Allows inhalation and exhalation without removal from mouth.
  • Serves as a Mucus Clearance Device.
  • Disassembles into four, easy-to-clean parts that withstand autoclaving, boiling, and dishwashing.
  • Equipped with a numbered expiratory resistance dial to adjust frequency.
  • Accommodates nearly any lung capacity.
  • May be used with mask or mouthpiece nebulizer.
  • One-way inspiratory valve allows inhalation without removal of mouth.
  • Functional in any position–standing, sitting or Trendelenburg.

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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.

Additional Acapella® Duet 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.

Acapella® Blue/Green Original Vibratory PEP Therapy System

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.

Product Features

  • Colour-coded (Blue/Green)
  • <15 lpm Blue (low Flow) for 3 seconds
  • >15 lpm (Green High Flow) for 3 seconds
  • Can accommodate virtually any patient’s lung capacity
  • Allows inhalation and exhalation without removing from mouth
  • Use in any position – patient is free to sit, stand or recline

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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 277001

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        Acapella Choice, Adjustable Vibratory PEP Therapy System

        Product Code 277000

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        Acapella Blue, Low-Flow Vibratory PEP Therapy System

        Product Code 211015

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        Acapella Green, High-Flow Vibratory PEP Therapy System

        Product Code 211530

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        Acapella Duet, Vibratory PEP Therapy System

        Product Code 279001

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