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The Shaker Classic by POWERbreathe is an easy-to-use respiratory device for mobilising pulmonary secretions such as mucus and catarrh, to improve breathing in people suffering from respiratory conditions including cystic fibrosis, asthma and chronic bronchitis.
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Inside the casing of the Shaker Classic is a weighted ball. By breathing into the Shaker Classic, the ball is raised, but then falls under its own weight. This rise and fall action happens extremely quickly and to the user, feels like a vibration. This vibration, combined with the gentle resistance created by breathing against the ball causes a number of positive benefits. Changes in air pressure mean the smaller airways are encouraged to open, increasing lung usage and efficiency. Mucus is thinned or dislodged by the vibration and increased airflow helps this mucus to move to the large airways where gentle coughing can expel it.
The Shaker Classic can be used anywhere, offering simple and convenient relief from excessive mucus and its associated problems. Shaker Classic can be used for chronic conditions such as COPD, asthma, emphysema and acute problems like chesty coughs, flu and bronchitis. By clearing the airways the chances of developing lung infections and damaging the lungs is reduced. Lung function is also improved, reducing breathlessness and fatigue.
By positioning the device so that it generates the maximum vibration in the lungs, you should be able to gently cough and expel any secretions or mucus.
Care and maintenance
Your Shaker Classic will be exposed to saliva during use; we, therefore, recommend that your Shaker Classic is cleaned after use. Remove the mouthpiece, unscrew the cover and remove the ball and internal cone. Wash all parts in soapy water, rinse with clean water, dry thoroughly and re-assemble. Once a week we recommend that the device is cleansed using approved cleansing tablets.
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Injected Polymide, Nickel Plated Steel
Minimum pressure required when using Shaker products:
- Shaker Classic – 9cmH2O
- Shaker Deluxe – 11 cmH2O
- Shaker Medic Plus – 8 cmH2O
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- Shaker Classic is a single user device and for hygiene purposes, should not be shared with other users.
- Shaker Classic should not be used by individuals with pneumothorax.
- Individuals with severe cardiovascular disease should only use Shaker Classic on advice from a Doctor.
- Do not make changes to any prescribed medication or prescribed treatment programme without consulting your doctor.
- Adult supervision may be required, when being used by children under the age of 16.
- If you become dizzy while using Shaker Classic, stop the exercise and breathe calmly through the nose until the feeling stops. If dizziness occurs every time you use the Shaker, inhale and exhale without the Shaker Classic every 3rd breath. Should dizziness persist, or any other problems arise whilst using Shaker Classic, please stop using the device immediately and consult your physician.
- Shaker Classic is designed to be used for mobilising pulmonary secretions. No other use is intended or implied. This product is not intended to diagnose, cure or prevent any disease.
- Only devices sold in sealed packaging should be used.
- Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct heat and sunlight.
- This product is sealed to maintain hygiene and cannot be returned if the seal is broken.