Positive expiratory pressure (PEP) therapy is an airway clearance technique for Cystic Fibrosis (CF) patients. It involves breathing with a slightly active expiration against an expiratory resistance. It is used for the clearance of excess lung secretions, reduction of gas trapping and improvement of lung ventilation. PEP is a small device that a patient exhales into, using a mask. The PEP device creates pressure in the lungs and keeps the airways from closing. It takes about four times as long to breathe out against the resistance than it does to breathe in. A positive expiratory pressure (PEP) breathing device uses inhalation and exhalation to keep the lungs healthy.
PEP Therapy is used for patients who have
Cleaning your PEP device properly is important to decrease the risk of infection. The PEP device should be cleaned every night at bedtime.
Positive expiratory pressure therapy can also help deliver medication deeper into the lungs when done with nebulized bronchodilator therapy. PEP techniques are done through valve, flutter(oscillating PEP) and Acapella Device which combines two different types of therapy into one: high frequency oscillation and positive expiratory pressure (PEP). At HPFY we have a range of products for all your PEP needs from top brands Monaghan and Smiths Medical and more.
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