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Airway Clearance Acapella

Acapella® 

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 Blue Vibratory PEP Therapy System

Acapella Choice Blue 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 Blue 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 Blue 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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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 Blue, Adjustable Vibratory PEP Therapy System

Product Code 278000

Pack Qty 10

Acapella Choice Blue, Adjustable Vibratory PEP Therapy System

Product Code 278001

Pack Qty Each

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