How often should I use Aerobika?
How often should I use Aerobika?
Each 10-20 minute treatment should be performed at least twice a day. The goal is to produce little to no mucus on a daily basis which means your lungs are clear. If you are bringing up a lot of mucus, you need to use your Aerobika* Oscillating PEP more often.
How do I use my Aerobika device?
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.
How does the Aerobika work?
How does the AEROBIKA* device work? When you have COPD or Chronic Bronchitis, excess mucus can build-up in the lungs resulting in symptoms. As you exhale through the device, the airways are opened. As the airways open, vibrations help thin and loosen mucus which can then be expelled.
How effective is Aerobika?
The probability for this device to be the dominant strategy was 72%. With a willingness to pay (WTP) threshold of $50,000 per QALY gained, the probability for the Aerobika® device to be cost-effective was 77%.
How do you do a huff cough?
The Huff Coughing Technique:
- Sit up straight with chin tilted slightly up and mouth open.
- Take a slow deep breath to fill lungs about three quarters full.
- Hold breath for two or three seconds.
- Exhale forcefully, but slowly, in a continuous exhalation to move mucus from the smaller to the larger airways.
How do you disinfect an Aerobika?
Carefully remove parts from the water and allow to cool. The four disassembled parts may be disinfected in the microwave in a steam cleaning bag (i.e. Quick-Clean MicroSteam bag) following the manufacturer’s instructions using distilled water. Carefully remove from bag and allow parts to cool.
How do you expectorate phlegm?
Hold the breath for 2-3 seconds. Use your stomach muscles to forcefully expel the air. Avoid a hacking cough or merely clearing the throat. A deep cough is less tiring and more effective in clearing mucus out of the lungs.
Can mucus in lungs causes shortness of breath?
Infection or irritation of the airways triggers them to inflame, narrow, and secrete thick mucus (phlegm) which clogs the small airways. That cause causes the characteristic cough of bronchitis, wheezing, and shortness of breath.
How do I clean my flutter device?
How to Clean and Care for the Acapella (green or blue)
- Wash your hands.
- Clean the Acapella every day.
- Take the mouthpiece off the Acapella body.
- Rinse in clean water.
- Shake off excess water.
- Drain dry the device.
- Replace the mouthpiece when the unit is completely dry and ready for use.
How do you use Aerobika?
How to Use the Aerobika Assure proper setting of the resistance indicator on the Aerobika. This is on the same side as the mouthpiece. Sit up with good posture to use the Aerobika. Sometimes we may have you lie in a postural drainage position to use the Aerobika. Place the Aerobika mouthpiece in your mouth.
What does Aerobika do?
The Aerobika® is an airway clearance device that combines back pressure and vibrations to help clear mucus from the lungs. Do not use the Aerobika® if you had recent sinus surgery.
What is an Aerobika type device?
An Aerobika is a handheld device you breathe into. Using your Aerobika can help clear secretions (mucus) from your airways, making it easier to breathe. An Aerobika has 4 parts (see Figure 1). They are: A mouthpiece. This is the part you’ll breathe through when you use the device.