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Autodrainage

Airway Care/Autodrainage

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Autogenic Drainage Purpose Breathing exercise to improve mucus clearance, primarily in cystic fibrosis and bronchiectasis.
Autogenic Drainage Procedure Patient is instructed to breathe at low volumes (ERV) to loosen secretions from the small airways
Autogenic Drainage Purpose2 Patient then increases his/her volume by breathing in the normal tidal volume range, but exhaling ERV
Breathing ERV Volume Purpose: Last Stage This range of breathing volumes helps breathe at high lung volumes
External Percussive Device High Frequency Wall Compression Device Non-stretch, inflatable vest covers the patients chest and abdomen. Variable air-pulse generator injects small gas volumes into and out of the vest, creating and oscillatory motion against the patients chest.
High Frequency Wall Compression Device Therapy Levels 5-25 Hz (300-1500 cycles/min) for 30 minutes 1-6 times/day
Created by: sukarieh