PEP Routine

It is important that you follow the individual routine which has been developed for your client by their CF physio. This is an example of a routine you might see:

  • Sitting position, elbows supported at a table if possible
  • If using a mouthpiece, place device in mouth and seal your lips around the mouthpiece
  • If using a mask, place mask over nose and mouth and hold firmly to create a seal
  • Take a slightly larger than normal breath in
  • Long, active breath out, not too hard, for at least 4 seconds
  • Repeat without removing device, 10 – 20 times
  • Huff and cough after each set of breaths
  • Repeat each set as prescribed in treatment plan
  • Clean PEP device after each session

Oscillating PEP