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airway clearance

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Breathing control (diaphragmatic breathing), thoracic expansion exercise (3-4 deep, slow, relaxed inhalations), forced expiratory technique (1-2 huffs) Active cycle of breathing indications for bronchospasm or hyperreactive airway
Unsticking phase (slowly breath in through the nose), collecting ( breath holds 2-3sec) and evacuating (deeper inspirations followed by a huff) Autogenic drainage AD
breathe in s lowly through your nose so that your stomack moves out against your hand. the hand on your chest should remain as still as possible. feel you belly gently rise. exhale through pursed lips diaphragmatic breathing
inhale through the nose while walking two steps and then pause; exhale through pursed lips while walking four steps. paced breathing and exhal with effor for patients with dyspnea at rest or with minimal activity
simple technique to reduce repiratory rate, dyspnea, for tachypenia or dyspnea pursed-lip breathing.
increase chest wall mobility by therapist applying firm pressure at the end of exhalation to the patient's chest wall overlying the area to be expanded segmental breathing
reverse trendelenburg position, semi-fowler's position relieves dyspnea
upper and lower extremeity exercises may begin 24 hourse after bypass graft surgery and 2 days after infarction at 1-4 METs) active exercises
walk 5-10 minutes continously x times daily Acute phase 1
walking slowly at home or office less than 3 mets
walking 3-4 mph 3.0-7.0 3-6 mets
walking 4.5 mph 6.3 more than 6 mets
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