Tandem Therapy is a simple, cost effective solution for simultaneous lung expansion and airway clearance combining the advantages of both the AEROBIKA® and VersaPAP® devices.
The AEROBIKA® device provides Oscillatory Positive Expiratory Pressure or OPEP. This helps stent open the airways allowing the oscillations to assist with the removal of secretions. The VersaPAP® device uses pressurized air to help maintain positive airway pressure throughout the breathing cycle. This allows for a larger deeper inhaled breath as well as positive pressure on exhalation to keep the airways open.
On inhalation, the VersaPAP® device helps the user take a deeper breath in. This in turn allows for an extended exhalation through the AEROBIKA® OPEP device, maximizing the benefit of oscillations.
Tandem Therapy is the first FDA cleared OPEP and PAP device combination.
It is a quiet, gentle option that optimizes lung expansion and airway clearance.
How To Use
Remove the mouthpiece from the AEROBIKA® OPEP device and replace with the front of the VersaPAP® device (the part with the manometer gauge).
Insert the backpiece of the VersaPAP® device onto the back of the AEROBIKA® OPEP device.
Securely connect the supplied tubing to the backpiece air supply outlet and the other end to the flow meter.
Set the flow meter as instructed and have the user inhale deeply, then exhale for 3 – 4 times longer than on inhalation. Use the manometer gauge to adjust the flow or resistance to maintain a pressure between 15 – 20 cm H2O.
These are abbreviated instructions for use, please remember to read the complete instructions that are packaged with the VersaPAP® device.
VersaPAP® Device Instructions for Use/Indications for Use
“I have now been using the Aerobika® OPEP, the AeroEclipse II® BAN and the Ombra® compressor for a little over a year now and the results I have seen are almost dream worthy. I have never really known what it’s like to actually breathe close to a “normal” non CF patient. “
John O. Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
“I can breathe deeper because it makes me use parts of my lungs that I have never had to use. “
Brad J.Mendenhall, MS
“I think the thing I’ve noticed most is after I do my inhaled medications at night I have no rattling in my lungs when I go to bed.“
Tammy B.Folsom, CA
“There’s funny little ways that it’s made a difference. I was coughing so hard and there was so much pressure in my lungs that I had to sleep sitting up. It was hard to go out walking my dog for example because I was so breathless. So I really find the device helps to clear my lungs, I've been able to lie down at night so that just in itself it is a very good thing because it's better rest.”
“It means better health, it means I feel better. It also helps to just clear my airways in everyday situations if I want to go out to a show which can be hard to do when you’re a cougher. I use this a lot before I go to clear my airways so I don’t have to run into that problem when I’m out.”
“The Aerobika* OPEP device has proven to be more easy [sic] to use and monitor. We struggle to get my daughter to perform her chest therapy using the traditional [competitive] device. This has proven to be more effective.”
“I have had chronic cough for 5 years now. After just two uses I slept through the night without coughing several times during the night. I normally had severe long cough spells at least once a week…”