Mechanical insufflation-exsufflation for airway mucus clearance: When, how and where.
John Bach, MD
Medical Director, Center for Noninvasive Mechanical Ventilation
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Supported By Philips Healthcare
Continuing Education for Nurses and Respiratory Therapists
This education activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour. Provider approved by California Board of Nursing, Provider # 14477 and the Florida Board of Nursing Provider # 50-17032
This program has been approved for 1.0 Non-Traditional contact hours Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd., Suite 100, Irving TX 75063
Coughing is an important component of airway clearance, particularly in individuals with pulmonary disease, respiratory muscle weakness, or central nervous system disease that impairs breathing. The use of an in-exsufflation device to promote airway clearance in individuals with neuromuscular disease is essential to avoid retained secretions that cause infection, inflammation, and respiratory failure. This webinar will focus on the basic theory and clinical goals in the application of an in-exsufflation device, patient selection, indications/contraindications, prescription settings and applications in adults versus pediatric populations.
Upon completion of this activity, the participant will be able to: