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).
Fig. 1 Child holding a flutter device