Aerobika OPEP Device (With Manometer)

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Aerobika OPEP Device (With Manometer)

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Aerobika OPEP Device (With Manometer)

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  • $130.00

The Aerobika airway clearance device is a technique to help mobilize mucus from the airways. People with some lung conditions such as cystic fibrosis, bronchiectasis and  COPD often produce a large amount of mucus. If the mucus is allowed to collect in the airways, breathing may become difficult and infection may occur.

The manometer is an attachment with a green, yellow and red indicator that is used to provide visual feedback when you exhale. Great indicator for first time users.

 

Click on the Video tab below to watch or download the brochure for more details.

 

This unit is to be replaced every 12 months.

 

How to Use the Aerobika:

  • Assure proper setting of the resistance indicator on the Aerobika. This is on the same side as  the mouthpiece. Your health care provider will set the indicator when you get your Aerobika. Move the resistance indicator toward the + to increase resistance. Shift the indicator toward  to decrease resistance.
  • Sit up with good posture to use the AerobikaSometimes we may have you lie in a postural drainage position to use the Aerobika. Postural drainage positions include lying flat on your back, and alternating right and left sides. Your health care provider will show you postural drainage positions to use if these are recommended.

  • Place the Aerobika mouthpiece in your mouth. Seal your lips tightly around the mouthpiece.

  • Take in a fairly deep breath and hold it for about 2-3 seconds.

  • Exhale actively (but not too forcefully) through the mouthpiece until you no longer hear the flutter. Keep your cheeks as firm as possible when you exhale.

  • Manometer: When you exhale (not forcefully) keep the red indicator in the green zone.

  • Repeat this maneuver for 10-20 breaths. Try to resist coughing during this phase.

 

Daily Therapy

  • Follow this cycle:

    1. 10-20 blows or as tolerated

    2. 2-3 huffs

    3. One big cough to bring the sputum up and out. Try not to swallow the mucus.

  • Huff coughing is a type of coughing if you have trouble clearing your mucus. Take a breath that is slightly deeper than normal. Use your stomach muscles to make a series of 3 exhalations with the airway open, making a “ha, ha, ha” sound. Follow this by normal breathing and a deep cough if you feel mucus moving.

  • Repeat cycle for 10-15 minutes 2 to 4 times a day (or as prescribed by your health care provider).

  • Your health care provider will tell you how many times a day to use the Aerobika.  If you use a short acting inhaled bronchodilator, use the Aerobika 15 minutes after you inhale the medicine.

  • Postural Positions: Complete 2 cycles with each position.

    • Sitting upright

    • Laying on back

    • Laying on right side

    • Laying on left side

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