Flutter/O-PEP is an oscillating PEP device, creating vibrations in the airway.
It is important to hold the flutter at a specific angle to get the best oscillations/vibrations.
A slightly bigger breath in with a breath hold should be used.
Each individual will have their own treatment plan provided by the CF physio, each set of breaths will range from 10-20 breaths, or may be timed.
Encourage good posture whilst doing treatment.
Make the session fun, read a book, do a puzzle, play music during the treatment session.
Encourage huffs during the session.
Flutter/O-PEP must be cleaned after each use.
Flutter/O-PEP should be stopped immediately if a client complains of chest pain or coughs up any blood. The CF team should be contacted and CFWA should be informed.