What is a PEP device?
PEPE is a natural lung physio exerciser for home use that aids in mucus clearance and it also helps increase your lung’s capacity. The PEPE device unblocks congested airways using oscillating Positive Expiratory Pressure (Oscillating PEP) commonly known as PEP therapy that harnesses vibrations and positive air pressure to clear the lungs and loosen the mucus. Therefore, the PEP therapy and oscillations help improve your respiratory function by assisting in removing secretions and improving lung ventilation.
How does the PEP device work?
Oscillating PEP device such as the PEPE or Flutter device create vibrations when you exhale. The vibrations move the mucus from the surface of your airways. After blowing through the PEP device several times, a huff cough will help move the mucus out of the airways. PEP therapy will help prevent accumulation of secretions; improve mobilization of secretions; promote effective breathing patterns and improve distribution of ventilation; improve central and peripheral airway function.
Why is Airway Clearance necessary?
Many chronic pulmonary conditions consist of a build-up of secretions in the airways. These secretions, if left in the airways, can block air passages, make breathing difficult, and provide an ideal environment for bacteria to multiply and thrive – a primary cause of progressive, irreversible lung damage. Therefore, airway clearance is critical to your overall care. Daily airway clearance with the PEPE device can help prevent the chances of getting lung infection and lung damage.
Can I share my PEPE device with my partner or family member?
No, the PEPE device is for single patient use only. This means that only you should use your PEPE device and for hygiene purposes, should not be shared or passed on to anyone else including your partner.
Do I need to read the instructions provided with the device before use?
Yes, it is very important to read the instructions before using the device. This will increase the safety while using the PEPE device for you and others.
Can anyone use the PEPE device?
We recommend that you speak with your GP or Health Professional to ensure the PEPE device is the right treatment choice for you. The PEPE device provides positive expiratory pressure (PEP) therapy for patients with mucus producing respiratory conditions. The PEPE device is widely recommended as Respiratory Physio aid for patients with Respiratory conditions such as: Asthma, Cystic Fibrosis, Bronchiectasis, COPD, Chronic Bronchitis and Other Conditions Producing Retained Secretions.
Is the PEPE device Australian Made?
Yes, the PEPE device is proudly Aussie Made and Manufactured respiratory device.
Where can I buy the PEPE device?
You can purchase the PEPE device via our website www.homemed.com.au. HomeMed accepts Visa, MasterCard and American Express payment cards, PayPal as well as AfterPay. Please note, the credit card payment option does not accrue a surcharge for processing.
If you are unable to make a purchase via these payment methods or have any concerns with purchasing online please do not hesitate to contact us directly on 1300 767 279 and our customer service team will be able to assist you with your order. Once the payment has cleared, your PEPE device will be shipped to you.
How do I pay for the PEPE device?
HomeMed accepts Visa, MasterCard and American Express payment cards, as well as AfterPay. Online payment is both fast and secure. All transactions are processed through an encrypted payment getaway and we use leading security and fraud protection systems. Once your order has been completed, you will receive a confirmation email containing a receipt for your transaction. The default currency on the HomeMed website is AUD Dollars.
Will the PEPE device help with COPD?
Patients with COPD who have regular sputum or those with thick secretions, a PEP device can be applied for the removal of these secretions. The PEPE device is a simple and small device shaped like a pipe that creates a positive expiratory pressure (PEP). These vibrations and PEP therapy mobilise airway secretions facilitating their clearance and improving airflow. You can use an airway clearance device such as the PEPE device along with your other treatments, including medications and airway clearance techniques. Please do not hesitate to ask your respiratory therapist for advice.
How much does the PEPE device cost?
We aim to keep the price of the PEPE device very competitive to provide you with an affordable option for your respiratory therapy. The PEPE device retails at $79.00 – this price also includes FREE standard shipping across Australia. For more information visit www.homemed.com.au
What is the PEPE device made from?
The PEPE device is made from medical grade plastics. The medical grade plastic means that the parts are microbial resistant, impact resistant, heat resistant and chemical resistant.
When will I receive my PEPE device?
Orders placed before 2pm AEST Monday through Friday will be processed on the same day, except for the weekends and statutory holidays. All items are shipped from Brisbane with AusPost.
How can I track my order?
When your order is handled by our warehouse and ready to be shipped, you will receive an email including your tracking number so you can keep an eye on your shipment.
How do I clean my PEPE device?
Since the PEPE device requires direct contact with your mouth, the device requires cleaning after each use and left to dry before the next use. Dissemble the PEPE device, keep the ball bearing to one side so that it cannot roll away. Wash all four parts of the PEPE device with a mild dishwashing soap (with warm water) for 5-10 mins, Rinse the individual components thoroughly in running water, shake off extra water. Lay all parts of the PEPE device on a clean, dry and absorbent surface and let it air dry.
How do I assemble my PEPE device after cleaning it?
To assemble the PEPE device, insert the funnel in the lower section of the mouthpiece, place the ball bearing in the funnel, screw the cover onto the lower section of the device.
How often should I use the device?
Generally, the number of breaths through the device may vary from 6 to 10 (one cycle). This will depend on the individual’s sputum volume and lung capacity/strength. Each treatment session should consist of 6 to 10 cycles. It often differs, depending on the device and your medical condition. You should consult with your physician when in doubt, yet most users start with six days a week, twice a day, for 10 mins per session depending on your daily activities or until there is no sputum production. Generally, morning and late afternoon or evening sessions are recommended.
When can I notice a difference after using the PEP device?
Some could start feeling a change after a week if they’ve been previously physically active, while others may have to wait for longer than 2-3 weeks or a month.