The acapella vibratory positive expiratory pressure (PEP) devices are especially helpful in achieving the following therapeutic goals of bronchial hygiene therapy:
Aiding in mobilization of retained secretions (in cystic fibrosis and chronic bronchitis patients
Preventing or reversing atelectasis
Reducing air trapping in patients with asthma and COPD
Optimizing delivery of bronchodilators (through proximal or distal nebulizer placement) for patients receiving combined aerosolized medication and vibratory PEP therapy
Acapella devices offer unique and convenient features that allow time savings for therapists and patients alike. Your patients won’t be the only ones breathing easier!
Acapella combines the benefits of both PEP therapy and airway vibrations to mobilize pulmonary secretions and can be used in virtually any spatial orientation. Patients are free to sit, stand or recline. 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). Color-coded units (green for high-flow, blue for low) help customize treatment based on clinical needs. You can adjust acapella's frequency and flow resistance simply by turning an adjustment dial.