acapella® system

Smiths Medical ASD Inc

The acapella® system from Smiths Medical ASD Inc, Wampsville, NY, combines positive expiratory pressure with airway vibrations to mobilize pulmonary secretions in patients with COPD, asthma, cystic fibrosis, and other mucus-producing conditions. The design permits patient use while standing, sitting, or reclining. Like the original acapella, acapella choice can be used in any spatial orientation to open airways and mobilize secretions. What’s more, it disassembles into four, easy-to-clean parts that withstand autoclaving, boiling, and dishwashing. Both the acapella and acapella choice units have adjustable frequency and flow resistance with numerical indicators that let you customize treatment based on clinical needs, can attach to a nebulizer for simultaneous aerosol treatment, and may be used with a mouthpiece or mask. (800) 258-5361;