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How do you clean a flutter valve?

How to Clean and Care for the Acapella (green or blue)
  1. Wash your hands.
  2. Clean the Acapella every day.
  3. Take the mouthpiece off the Acapella body.
  4. Rinse in clean water.
  5. Shake off excess water.
  6. Drain dry the device.
  7. Replace the mouthpiece when the unit is completely dry and ready for use.

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Similarly, you may ask, how do you use a flutter valve?

Instruct the patient to slowly inhale to approximately 3/4 of a full breath. Place the FLUTTER® in the mouth with lips closed firmly around the stem. Position the FLUTTER® at the proper angle and perform a 2 to 3 second breath-hold. This allows the inhaled air to be evenly distributed throughout the lungs.

what is a flutter valve for bronchiectasis? The flutter valve combines high-frequency oscillation and positive expiratory pressure to facilitate the removal of secretions. We evaluated the effects of the flutter valve on sputum inflammation, microbiology, and transport of respiratory secretions in patients with bronchiectasis.

Similarly, you may ask, how does a flutter device work?

The Flutter device works by the patient exhaling into the device, this causes the ball-bearing inside the casing to vibrate. The vibrations travel back into the lungs, these vibrations loosen the mucus in the airways. Gentle coughing then removes the mucus.

How can I loosen up my lungs?

Medicines may be inhaled to help open the airways and loosen mucus. A bronchodilator such as albuterol or levalbuterol can help relieve or prevent spasm of the airway muscles. Hypertonic saline is a concentrated salt water solution that can help loosen secretions in your airways.

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