This self-therapy is effective in helping to promote and maintain bronchial hygiene in clients affected with the following conditions:
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) affects a high percentage of the Australian population. Most pathologies encompassed by COPD are characterised by both hypersecretion of mucus and breathing difficulties.
FLUTTER® can be used by anybody anywhere, thus improving compliance. FLUTTER® is easy to use, safe and economical.
Mucus clearance is one of the main objectives linked to good pulmonary hygiene and the prevention of infections.
Clinical studies demonstrate that FLUTTER® improves lung hygiene.
How it works
The FLUTTER® mucus clearance device is a small, handheld device that provides positive expiratory pressure for patients with mucus producing respiratory conditions.
The principle of the FLUTTER® as a mucus clearance device is based on its ability to:
Vibrate the airways (which loosens mucus from the airway walls)
Intermittently increase endobronchial pressure (which helps maintain the patency of the airways during exhalation so that mucus does not become trapped as it moves up the airways)
Accelerate expiratory airflow (which facilitates the upward movement of mucus through the airways so that it can be more easily cleared).
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Air Liquide Healthcare: protecting vulnerable lives
All over the world, the Air Liquide Healthcare aims to provide customers in the continuum of care, from hospital to home with medical products, specialty ingredients and services that contribute to protecting vulnerable lives.
• 1 million patients worldwide are cared for at home by our teams
• 7,500 hospitals and clinics are supplied
• 10,000 employees in more than 30 countries
Breakdown of the various activities
• 45% home healthcare
• 36% medical gases and equipment, associated services
• 19% hygiene and healthcare specialty ingredients
In the course of conducting our activities, we are constantly confronted with the vulnerability of life: patients facing painful surgical procedures in emergency rooms or operating theatres, exposed to the risk of hospital-acquired infections, patients suffering from chronic diseases or multiple pathologies, etc.
As a key player in health, Air Liquide Healthcare, is present throughout the care pathway – namely in prevention, treatment and follow up for patients.
We offer products and services in the hospital and at home in 4 domains: medical gases, home healthcare, hygiene and healthcare specialty ingredients.
Air Liquide is the world leader in gases, technologies and services for Industry and Health.