The use of manual hyperinflation in airway clearance.

  title={The use of manual hyperinflation in airway clearance.},
  author={Linda Denehy},
  journal={The European respiratory journal},
  volume={14 4},
  • Linda Denehy
  • Published 1999 in The European respiratory journal
Manual lung hyperinflation (MH) is one of a number of techniques which are employed by the physiotherapist in the critical care setting. The technique was first described with physiotherapy 30 yrs ago and commonly involves a slow, deep inspiration, inspiratory pause and fast unobstructed expiration. The use of MH varies between and within countries. It is commonly employed by physiotherapists to assist in the removal of secretions and re-expand areas of atelectasis. Despite the popularity of… CONTINUE READING
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