Shaker Mucus Clearance Device

Shaker offers simple and convenient relief from excessive mucus and its associated problems. It can be used for chronic conditions such as COPD, asthma, emphysema and acute problems like chesty coughs, flu and bronchitis.
  • For relief from excessive mucus
  • Models for personal use and hospital/clinic use
  • Suitable for children and adults

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This gravity-dependent OPEP (oscillatory positive expiratory pressure) device is easy to use for mobilising pulmonary secretions such as mucus and catarrh. A 2018 study found “the gravity-dependent devices were the ones to display close mechanical performances and produce optimal operational parameters at the simulated exhalation settings.”

Shaker devices help to shift bronchial secretions by combining PEP (positive expiratory pressure) and oscillations. This combination helps to move mucus into the larger airway ready to expectorate.

Shaker is ideal for both children and adults suffering from:

  • Chronic Bronchitis
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Emphysema
  • Asthma
  • Cystic Fibrosis

Inside the casing of the shaker Classic is a weighted ball. By breathing into the Shaker Classic, the ball is raised, but then falls under its own weight. This rise and fall action happens extremely quickly and to the user, feels like a vibration. This vibration, combined with the gentle resistance created by breathing against the ball causes a number of positive benefits. Changes in air pressure mean the smaller airways are encouraged to open, increasing lung usage and efficiency. Mucus is thinned or dislodged by the vibration and increased airflow helps this mucus to move to the large airways where gentle coughing can expel it.

Shaker Classic can be used anywhere, offering simple and convenient relief from excessive mucus and its associated problems. Shaker Classic can be used for chronic conditions such as COPD, asthma, emphysema and acute problems like chesty coughs, flu and bronchitis. By clearing the airways the chances of developing lung infections and damaging the lungs is reduced. Lung function is also improved, reducing breathlessness and fatigue.

By positioning the device so that it generates the maximum vibration in the lungs, you should be able to gently cough and expel any secretions or mucus.

Regular sessions with the Shaker of between 5 to 15 minutes produce a beneficial effect, equivalent to that delivered by physiotherapy techniques.

 

 

  • Shaker is a single user device and for hygiene purposes, should not be shared with other users.
  • Shaker should not be used by individuals with pneumothorax.
  • Individuals with severe cardiovascular disease should only use the Shaker on advice from a Doctor.
  • Do not make changes to any prescribed medication or prescribed treatment programme without consulting your doctor.
  • Adult supervision may be required, when being used by children under the age of 16.
  • If you become dizzy while using the Shaker, stop the exercise and breathe calmly through the nose until the feeling stops. If dizziness occurs every time you use the Shaker, inhale and exhale without the Shaker every 3rd breath. Should dizziness persist, or any other problems arise whilst using the Shaker, please stop using the device immediately and consult your physician.
  • Shaker is designed to be used for mobilising pulmonary secretions. No other use is intended or implied. This product is not intended to diagnose, cure or prevent any disease.
  • Only devices sold in sealed packaging should be used.
  • Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct heat and sunlight.
  • This product is sealed to maintain hygiene and cannot be returned if the seal is broken.

The Shaker should not be used by patients with the following conditions:

  • Pneumothorax
  • Severe tuberculosis
  • Right-sided heart failure
  • Haemoptysis (coughing up blood)

Because the Shaker will be exposed to saliva during use, we recommend cleaning after each use.

Remove the mouthpiece, unscrew the cover and remove the ball and internal cone. Wash all parts in soapy water, rinse with clean water, dry thoroughly and re-assemble.

Once a week, clean the device using approved cleansing tablets, such as POWERbreathe Cleansing Tablets or a solution that is intended for use on equipment that comes into contact with the mouth, such as that used for babies’ bottles. If in doubt, ask your pharmacist.

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