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Oscillating positive expiratory pressure (OscPEP) using the Flutter in children

What is the technique?

The Flutter is a small hand held device used for airway clearance. It is a treatment that includes PEP and vibrations to help loosen the phlegm from the lungs. It consists of a mouthpiece, a stainless steel ball, a cone that holds the ball and a perforated cap.

Prescription of the Flutter technique?

OscPEP using the flutter has been described in the adult section – OscPEP using a flutter

Key points for Paediatrics

It can be difficult for young patients to hold at a specific angle for any length of time (Fig 1).

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Fig. 1 Child holding a flutter device

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