How do I use the acapella valve?

How do I use the 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. This works for most users. If your lungs are lower volume, you can use the blue or low flow valve. 1. Breathe in and out regularly through the valve 5 times.

Can the acapella valve be used with a nebulizer?

The Acapella Valve is designed to be easily cleaned and sterilized. Plus, it can be used with your mask or mouthpiece nebulizer. Good luck!

How do you set the dial on an acapella?

How to Use the Acapella Assure proper setting of the dial on the end of the Acapella. This is the end opposite the mouthpiece. Your health care provider will set the dial when you get your Acapella. Rotate the end toward the + to increase resistance. Rotate the end toward – to decrease resistance.

What position should I be in to use the acapella?

Sit up with good posture to use the Acapella. Sometimes we may have you lie in a postural drainage position to use the Acapella. Postural drainage positions include lying flat on your back, flat on your side and alternating sides. Your health care provider will show you postural drainage positions to use if these are recommended.

What are the benefits of Acapella?

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.

What do the different colors on the acapella mean?

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.

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