bronchopulmonary hygiene

bronchopulmonary hygiene

the care and cleanliness of the respiratory tract and of ventilatory/respiratory therapy. Hygienic care may include providing assistance with postural drainage and controlled coughing techniques, percussion, vibration, nasotracheal or endotracheal suctioning, and rib shaking. Respiratory care equipment is a potential source and reservoir of infectious organisms and must be cleaned and sterilized periodically.