Others include positive expiratory pressure (PEP), nitric oxide delivery units, oxygen hoods, flutter valve
devices, nasal cornets, intrapulmonary percussive ventilators, cardiopulmonary resuscitation emergency kits and high-frequency chest wall oscillation device (HFCWO).
On a separate occasion, he saved the life of a man who had been stabbed in the lung, by fashioning a "flutter valve
" out of a crisp packet to allow him to continue breathing until paramedics arrived.
High-frequency oscillation devices are also discussed such as intrapulmonary percussive ventilation, flutter valve
therapy and the high-frequency chest wall oscillation device.
The following forms of bronchial hygiene therapy are sometimes useful: postural drainage with percussion and/or vibration, high frequency compression/oscillation therapy, flutter valve
, intra-pulmonary percussive ventilation, and positive expiratory pressure therapy.
Although the Flutter valve
is a durable and easy-to-use device, National Jewish has drifted away from it because patients with poor lung function cannot lift the ball bearing on it and it can be used only in the upright position, whereas the Acapella valve can be used in multiple positions.