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Acapella Choice Vibratory PEP Mucus Clearance Device - Disassembles for Cleaning

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TOP Features:

  • Adjustable Frequency
  • Adjustable Flow Resistance
  • Offers PEP Therapy
  • Allows Inhalation and Exhalation
  • Functions in Any Position
  • Disassembles for Cleaning
  • Adaptable to Nebulizer Connection
  • One-Way Inspiratory Valve
  • Vibrates to Break Up Mucus
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  • disassembles for cleaning
  • adjustable frequency and flow resistance settings
  • fits a nebulizer via a tee adapter
  • may be autoclaved, boiled, or dishwashed
  • accommodates nearly any lung capacity
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Acapella Choice Valve



Acapella Choice Valve - Each
SKU: 27-7000



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Portex Acapella Choice Vibratory PEP Device (Smiths Medical 27-7000) from Portex 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 Green Valve 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 over other Portex valves 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 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 & Benefits

  • 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 Cough Assist aspiratory valve.
  • 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.

Product Specifications

  • Product Numbers: 27-7000.
  • Color: Green
  • Distal: 22mm OD. Accommodates nebulizer connection via tee adaptor.
  • Proximal: 22mm OD. Accommodates mouthpiece or mask.
  • 10LPM expiratory flow requirement.
  • Single patient use.
  • Manufacturer: Portex.
  • Brand: Portex.
  • HCPCS code: E0484.

Usage Instructions for Acapella Choice Vibratory PEP Therapy Valve

  • Thoroughly clean hands before use
  • Set the dial at the back of the device at the physician recommended setting
  • After placing the mouthpiece in your mouth, breathe in deeply
  • With the device remaining in your mouth, hold breath for 2-3 seconds
  • Breathe out for 6-9 seconds with the mouthpiece still place
  • Repeat as recommended, usually around 10-20 times
  • After this process has been repeated, remove the mouthpiece
  • Do 2-3 huff coughs with an open mouth
  • Clean daily

Device Cleaning Instructions

  • Clean hands before disassembling the device
  • It is recommended to clean every day by soaking in warm water with liquid dish soap
  • Every week, disinfect the Acapella with one of the follow options:
    • Boiling—Use sterile or distilled water heated to the boiling point (100 C or 212 F) for 5 minutes
    • Dishwasher—Place the parts on the top rack of the dishwasher and run normally
    • Alcohol—Parts can be soaked for 5 minutes and rinsed with sterile water. Be sure to use 70% isopropyl alcohol
    • Hydrogen Peroxide— Soak parts for 30 minutes then rinse with sterile water
    • Glutaraldehyde— able to be cleaned using cold sterilization
    • Be sure all parts are completely dry before reassembling

Warnings and Precautions

  • Not microwaveable
  • Do not use bleach

How to Disassemble and Assemble

Disassemble Instructions

  • Detach the mouthpiece with a simple pull.
  • Locate the three ribs close to the mouthpiece. Using thumb and forefinger press gently and lift to a 90 degree angle. Detach by then pulling up.
  • Find the grooved surface on the base. Place thumb and forefinger on either side and gently lift up the rocker from the base unit.
  • It is important to make sure the rocker arm does not separate from the platform base. These pieces should remain intact.

Assembly Instructions

  • First attach rocker assembly and its platform base by gently pressing down.
  • Align the hinges into the base unit and lower until you hear a click.
  • Return cover to original placement.
  • Press top and bottom of unit firmly while attaching the mouthpiece.

Product Information and Documents

Cleaning and Disassembly Instructions

Product Instructional Video (8:26 minutes)

Additional Information

Additional Information

Manufacturer Smiths Medical
Brand Portex

Shipping & Returns

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Community Q&A

Product Questions

I receive one in the hospital and it is a bit beat-up. Is a prescription required for a new one?
Question by: Greg on Apr 9, 2015 12:48:00 PM
My pulmonary specialist recommended it to me, and I ordered one from Vitality Medical with no prescription needed.
Answer by: Joanne on Apr 9, 2015 2:46:32 PM
This specific flutter valve does not require a prescription.
Answer by: Shain Gillet (Admin) on Jul 18, 2016 4:17:00 PM
Do i need a prescription for the acapella
Question by: Marge Brennan on Apr 14, 2017 5:54:00 PM
This item does not require a prescription before purchasing.
Answer by: Shain Gillet (Admin) on Apr 18, 2017 9:03:00 AM
I have been diagnosed with moderate bronchiectasis. Do not have a strong productive cough. Would the Acapella Choice be effective for me. I am a small frame, light weight 81 year old female. Would washing it once daily be sufficient for a twice daily use?
Question by: Rosemary Schmidt on Jun 28, 2017 3:40:00 PM
We do not employ any medical professionals and therefore cannot answer any specific questions regarding this item. We recommend speaking with your physician for a clearer answer.
Answer by: Shain Gillet (Admin) on Jun 29, 2017 12:31:00 PM
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I like the fact that you can take it apart and clean it. Then I'm sure that it's done properly. It's easy to use. I've bought some that you can't take apart and I really don't like them.
arrived in good shape. But after a week or two the unit does not operate properly; the effect is sporadic at best.
the previous unit i bought here was even worse. Not sure if I'm doing something wrong. I disassemble unit and wash in hot soapy water. Any thoughts?
I would strongly recommend this product over the other Acapella valves. You can adjust the valve to your ability to exhale and produce the vibration that helps bring the phlegm up so it can be expelled. I was pleased with the speed in which my order arrived. My brother who suffers from asthma was visiting and (because you can clean it) he tried it. He was amazed at how it helped clear his bronchi of sputum. He got on the phone and ordered one for himself. I'm not saying this is a miracle product, but I am saying that it has helped me clear my airways in a manner I cannot do without this device. It would have been appreciated if there had been instructions that included more than a description of the parts. To find out how to efficiently use the Acapella Choice, go to You Tube. There are several very good videos you can watch to make up for the missing instructions. I am still not sure which setting takes the least amount of exhaled air to work and which setting takes the most. During the 15 minutes I use the product, I start on 5 and move to 1. Is that because I have more exhaled air when I start; or is it because my lungs have been cleared of some phlegm and I actually have more exhaled air and can operate on setting #1...or am I tiring and I don't have enough exhaled air to operate on setting 5 thru 2...so, I end at 1? Some days, I start at level 3 and stay there throughout the exercise. Whatever the setting, the results are worth the effort! I like the fact that I can attach my nebulizer to it and accomplish both exercise and medication all at the same time. The product is worth the chance you take when you purchase an item with which you are not familiar. Good luck to all!
Lady Ruby
Helps my COPD!
Using this 2 or 3 times per day helps loosen the phlegm from my lungs. Clearing the phlegm makes my breathing much easier & my morning walks far more enjoyable. Excellent product & easily cleaned (as opposed to other products of this type).
It's All Good
I received the Acapella Choice in a sealed, sterile bag, well-wrapped and shipped under the free shipping offer. It arrived in under a week from across the country.
Acapella Unit
The acapella is a requirement for me and works fine most of the time. I have received a couple that the plastic movable part does not work just right but I have not had trouble getting them replaced. I have had some confusion over the cleaning. It says that you can boil them but in my experience that ruins the interior valve, so I soak that part in alcohol and boil the rest. The rest develops a dusty looking film after so much boiling but then you aren't supposed to use them more than 6 months.
it isa overpriced for what it is designed to do.
product is ovepriced It had no directions enclosed. It is not worth the moneyl.
Acapella Choice
The product is the mucus clearing device I would recommend because you can take it apart, clean it in the dishwasher and reuse it over and over. It is much more effective than the standard version which does not come apart and is much more difficult to clean and sanitize.

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