How does Turboforte work?
How Oscillating Positive Expiratory Pressure helps to clear mucus from the lungs and airways
Oscillating Positive Expiratory Pressure (OPEP) therapy is an internationally recognized method of loosening and clearing mucus from the lung and airways.
Turboforte provides OPEP therapy for patients with mucus producing respiratory conditions including Atelectasis, Bronchitis, Bronchiectasis, Cystic Fibrosis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases (COPDs) and other conditions producing retained secretions.
Here's a step-by-step instruction guide to using your Turboforte device.
Step 1. Be seated in an upright position. Slowly inhale beyond a normal breath but do not completely fill the lungs. Hold your breath for 2-3 seconds
Step 2. Place Turboforte in the mouth with the mouthpiece horizontal to the ground with the clear end tilting up towards your nose.
Step 3. Holding your cheeks, exhale into the Turboforte at a reasonably fast but not too forceful speed. Exhale beyond a normal breath without completely emptying your lungs. Adjust angle slightly to feel maximum vibrations.
Step 4. Attempt to suppress a cough.
Step 5. Repeat steps 1 to 4, 5-10 times
Step 6. Repeat steps 1 through 3 twice or more but this time fill your lungs completely then breathe out emptying your lungs totally and forcefully
Step 7. Initiate a cough and spit dislodged mucus into a tissue for disposal.
How do I clean my Turboforte?
Cleaning your Turboforte as with all respiratory therapy equipment used in the home is extremely important.
Some patients find it necessary to clean the Turboforte after each session to remove moisture and/or mucus from the internal components. Disassemble and rinse all components with tap water, wipe with a clean towel, reassemble and store in a clean, dry location.
A more rigorous cleaning is recommended every two days.
Again, disassemble your Turboforte and wash in a solution of mild soap or detergent then rinse all components with tap water, wipe with a clean towel, reassemble and store in a clean, dry location. Do not use chlorine, bleach or other chlorine-containing products (eg. dishwashing detergent).
Disclaimer and Contraindications Not intended to replace medication or medical care. Results may vary from person to person. Practice and perseverance will improve results. Not suitable for people with Pneumothorax, Tuberculosis, Right-side heart failure, conditions that involve coughing up blood or patients recovering from recent oesophageal surgery. If you are uncertain, please check with your doctor. Choking hazard: Keep out of reach of children