What are the benefits of the acapella valve?
Acapella combines the benefits of both PEP therapy and airway vibrations to mobilize pulmonary secretions and can be used in virtually any spatial orientation: you are free to sit, stand, or recline.
How does the acapella device by Smiths Medical work?
How does the Acapella Device work? Acapella by Smiths Medical directs exhaled air through an opening which is periodically closed by a pivoting cone. As air passes through the opening, the cone alternately closes and opens the air flow path. The result is a vibrating pressure waveform.
Is there an app for the acapella flutter valve?
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How is Acapella used for airway vibrations?
acapella® combines the benefits of both PEP therapy and airway vibrations to mobilize pulmonary secretions and can be used in virtually any position allowing patients to move freely and sit, stand or recline.
Can you change the color of the acapella valve?
Color-coded units (green for high-flow and blue for low-flow) help customize treatment based on clinical needs. You can change the Acapella’s frequency and flow resistance simply by turning an adjustment dial. I’ve used a different acapella which was unreliable.
How is the acapella inhaler used in COPD patients?
It can be used in virtually any position allowing patients to move freely and sit, stand or recline. Acapella inhaler facilitates opening of airways in patients having lung diseases with secretory problems such as COPD, asthma and Cystic Fibrosis.
How many liters can you exhale with an acapella valve?
There are two types of Acapella Valve. The green or high flow valve is for users who can exhale at 15 liters per minute or more for at least three seconds.
How long does it take to clean an acapella valve?
This should take between 10 and 20 minutes. The Acapella Valve is designed to be easily cleaned and sterilized. Plus, it can be used with your mask or mouthpiece nebulizer. Good luck!