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Acapella Vibratory PEP Mucus Clearance Device by Smiths Medical

By Smiths Medical
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  • adaptable to most patients
  • adjustable resistance
  • offers PEP therapy
  • airway vibratory flutter valve
Item# Description Size Price

Acapella Blue DM < 15 Liters for 3 Seconds




Acapella Green DH > 15 Liters for 3 Seconds




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Portex Acapella Vibratory PEP Mucus Clearance Device is a Respiratory Therapy used for Breathing Therapy that combines the benefits of PEP therapy and airway vibrates to mobilize pulmonary secretions. Manufactured by Portex, the Acapella PEP can be used sitting down, standing or reclined. Another benefit to PEP therapy and a vibratory valve is that it is much easier to tolerate than Chest Physical Therapy (CPT) and takes half the time of a conventional CPT session. Technically speaking, the valve facilitates the opening of airways in patients with lung disease who have secretory problems such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Asthma, or Cystic Fibrosis. The vibratory valve comes with instructions as well on how to operate the device and optimally use it to your benefit.

Two Options with the Acapella Inhaler:

There are two color-coded options when using the Acapella mucus clearance device: blue and green. The blue model is low-flow, working less than 15 liters per minute (LPM) for three seconds, and the green model of this Acapella device is high flow, working more than 15 LPM for three seconds. If you are unsure which model you are best suited for, we suggest consulting your doctor. Each therapy model is designed based on clinical needs. You can, however, adjust the Acapella valve frequency and flow resistance by adjusting a dial.

Portex also manufactures an device that disassembles for cleaning called Choice. The Acapella breathing device can be easily cleaned by removing the mouth piece, rinsing with warm soapy water and letting it air dry.

Product Features & Benefits

  • Combines the benefits of both PEP therapy and airway vibrations to mobilize pulmonary secretions and can be used in virtually any spatial orientation.
  • Can accommodate virtually any lung capacity and therefore any patient.
  • When in use, the valve makes a percussing sound
  • May be used with mask or mouthpiece Nebulizer.
  • Allows inhalation and exhalation without removal from mouth.
  • Cough Assist aspiratory valve.
  • Expiratory resistance dial.
  • Incorporates PEP therapy and vibratory valve

Acapella Vibratory PEP Therapy System Specifications

  • Product Numbers: 21-1015, 21-1530.
  • Blue model: <15 LPM for three seconds.
  • Green model: >15 LPM for three seconds.
  • Patented rocker mechanism.
  • 22 mm OD ambient end.
  • 22 mm OD patient end.
  • Manufacturer: Portex.
  • HCPCS code: E0484.
Manuals and Documents

Introduction Video

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Additional Information

Manufacturer Smiths Medical
Sub Brand Portex
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Product Questions

Will Medicare or Medicare pay for it
How do you take it appart to clean it?
I have COPD not on oxygen yet my doctor told me there's nothing that proves they work that being said which one would be right for me I'm in the beginning stages of COPD
Does one need a prescription from dr. Before purchasing Acapella device? I was told you do

Angela Beams
What is the correct way to use it? I have one but I'm not sure about using it correctly.
WARNING: This product may contain chemicals that are known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. This product complies with all state and federal safety standards.

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Acapella green
Was disappointed to find out that Acapella green does not disassemble for cleaning.
Acapella Valve
My father has congestive heart failure and COPD. He has had a couple hospitalizations from it, the one thing that really seems to help break up the congestion is this mucus removal system. Definitely worth trying, much better than the old blow up thingie they always give you. This actually somehow vibrates the lungs.
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Product works well
The Acapella works on loosening matter in the lungs well enough so that it can be brought up. You must remember to huff at the end of your exercise for it to work.
good product
great price worked great for me I love it .
The Acapella works great.
I ordered the Acapella with the lowest cost shipping and got it in 2 days. Vitality Medical was great and the Acapella device works great and has really helped my problem.

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