Flutter: new portable device for mucus clearance

Clement Clarke has introduced Flutter, an oscillating positive expiratory pressure device to relieve airway mucus accumulation.

The Flutter encourages gentle coughing to help relieve mucus accumulation in the airways
The Flutter encourages gentle coughing to help relieve mucus accumulation in the airways

When the patient exhales into the device, a ball bearing creates vibrations that travel back into the lungs and loosen the mucus. This triggers the patient to cough, which helps to remove the mucus.

The small, portable device can help clear mucus in conditions such as cystic fibrosis, bronchiectasis and COPD. It is usually used for 5–15 minutes at a time.

Contraindications

Flutter must not be used in patients with right-sided heart failure, pneumothorax, TB or haemoptysis.

View Flutter device record

Further information: Clement Clarke International Ltd

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