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PEP Therapy

Airway Care/ Alternative Airway Clearance

TermDefinition
Positive Expiratory Pressure (PEP) Therapy applying expiratory positive airway pressure using one-way inspiratory valve and a one way expiratory flow resistor
Expiratory Flow Resistor prevents end-expiratory pressure to fall to zero.
Expiratory pressure should range from 10-20 cmH20 at mid-exhalation
How much Time is PEP Therapy given Used for 15- 2o min intervals 3-4 times a day
PEP usage May help improve secretion expectoration, reduce residual volume decrease hyperinflation and improve airway maintenance( cystic fibrosis, pneumonia)
Vibratory/ Oscillatory PEP Devices Combined positive expiratory pressure therapy with high frequency oscillations at the airway. Helps remove secretions from airways EX. Acapella, Quake, Flutter
Created by: sukarieh