VersaPAP® Device

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VersaPAP® Device

The VersaPAP® device was developed to provide clinicians with a single, simplified way to deliver positive airway pressure therapy. The integrated manometer provides immediate feedback and makes it easy to monitor for desired airway pressures.

All patients have the chance of developing some form of atelectasis post-surgically, but most will recover uneventfully.1 Atelectasis contributes to postoperative pulmonary complications which are common, serious and costly.1 The addition of Positive Airway Pressure (PAP) can help reduce or reverse partial or complete collapse of the lung.2 For patients who are at higher risk of developing atelectasis, incentive spirometry alone may not be enough.3

How It Works

PAP Therapy Is Helpful Because1

  • Reduces Air Trapping
  • Prevents Or Reverses Atelectasis
  • Helps With Mucociliary Clearance
  • Improves Delivery Of Inhaled Medications



  • Increases the amount of air being inhaled
  • Decreases the amount of work it takes to inhale
  • Positive pressure helps stent airways open



  • Takes more effort against the flow of air
  • Keeps the smaller airways from collapsing before the next breath in

How To Use


  1. Securely attach one end of the tubing to the device.
  2. Securely attach the other end of the tubing to the flow meter.
  3. Set the desired flow rate (starting at 5 L/min), slowly increasing to reach the desired expiratory airway pressure. Do not exceed a flow of 15 L/min.
  1. As the patient exhales through the device, verify that the manometer gauge is at the desired pressure range.
  2. Have the patient inhale and exhale for the prescribed amount of time.

Instructions for Use/Indications for Use


  1. RD Restrepo, Braverman J. Current challenges in the recognition, prevention and treatment of perioperative pulmonary atelectasis. Expert Rev Respir Med 2015;9(1):97-107.
  2. AARC Clinical Practice Guideline: Use of Positive Airway Pressure Adjuncts to Bronchial Hygiene Therapy. Respir Care 1993;38(5):516–521.
  3. RD Restrepo, Wettstein R, Wittnebel L, Tracy M. AARC Clinical Practice Guideline. Incentive Spirometry: 2011. Respir Care 2011;56(10):1600-1604.



“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…”