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Flutter Valve device is used for Breathing Therapy by helping patients dislodge mucus and other secretions from the airways. The Flutter mucus clearance device is highly portable and easy to use. This Flutter Valve is also known as the Acapella Flutter Valve because of its three action mechanisms. First, the Flutter device aides in the removal of mucus and other secretions. Second, the Flutter valve provides a positive expiratory pressure (PEP), which helps hold airways open. Third and last is airway oscillation. Flutter valve therapy helps vibrate mucus away from airway walls and produces an intermittent acceleration flow. This acceleration helps push mucus upward for expectoration; thereby, clearing the air passage ways.
The Cough Assist Flutter device is shaped like a pipe and has a hardened plastic mouthpiece at one end, a perforated plastic cover at the other end and a stainless steel ball resting in a plastic circular cone on the inside. The Flutter Mucus Deviceserves patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) such as asthma, atelectasis, bronchitis, brochiectasis, cystic fibrosis, or other conditions producing retained secretions.
Flutter Valve PEP Video (2:08 minutes)
Flutter Valve Clearance Device
The Flutter mucus clearing device operates by having the patient blow into the mouthpiece. The vibrations caused by intermittent air flow though the flutter chamber loosens mucus and secretions for the patient. This positive expiratory pressure helps the patient expel mucus and phlegm. The flutter action is caused by the vibrating steel ball within the flutter chamber, causing a non-invasive airway oscillation.
The Flutter mucus clearance device can be used by any age. Its small size and weight allows the patient to take it with them where ever they go.
FLUTTER Valve Features and Benefits
- Non-invasive action to loosen mucus and secretions
- Works for any age respiratory patient
- Lightweight, less than one pound
- Small size fits in purse or brief case
- Highly portable
- Easy of use, just blow into the mouthpiece
- Additional Information
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- Community Q&A
Product QuestionsQuestion by: nina on Jul 23, 2015 4:37:44 PMFlutter usage is dependent on a case-by-case basis and some may require a prescription based on State laws. We recommend contacting your doctor for proper usage of a flutter valve. You will be able to purchase this valve without a prescription.Answer by: Shain Gillet (Admin) on Sep 6, 2016 4:17:00 PM