chest physiotherapy


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physiotherapy

 [fiz″e-o-ther´ah-pe]
chest physiotherapy
2. in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as assisting the patient to move airway secretions from peripheral airways to more central airways for expectorating and/or suctioning.

chest physiotherapy1


chest physiotherapy2

a nursing intervention from the Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) defined as assisting the patient to move airway secretions from peripheral airways to more central airways for expectoration and/or suctioning. See also Nursing Interventions Classification.

chest phys·ic·al ther·a·py

(CPT) (chestfiz'i-kăl thār'ă-pē)
A type of respiratory care performed to promote coughing and the removal of lung secretions through percussion (clapping) and vibration on the affected areas, postural drainage, and breathing exercises; usually contraindicated in persons with bleeding abnormalities, anticoagulant therapy, chest and/or head/neck trauma, recent myocardial infarctions, or pacemaker insertion.
Synonym(s): chest physiotherapy, pulmonary rehabilitation, pulmonary toileting.

chest physical therapy

, chest physiotherapy,

CPT, Chest PT.

A type of respiratory care usually incorporating postural drainage, cough facilitation, and breathing exercises used for loosening and removing lung secretions. It may include percussion (clapping) and vibration over the affected areas of the lungs, simultaneous with postural drainage to remove secretions. Auscultation of breath sounds is done before and after the procedure.
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Comparison of high frequency chest compression and conventional chest physiotherapy in hospitalized patients with cystic fibrosis.
1999) Chest physiotherapy does not improve the outcome in laparoscopic fundoplication and vertical-banded gastroplasty.
Generally, improved pulmonary functional outcomes last 3 to 4 hours following multimodal chest physiotherapy.
Arens R, Gozal D, Omli K, Veja J, Boyd K, Keenst G et al (1994) Comparison of high frequency chest compression and conventional chest physiotherapy in hospitalized patients with cystic fibrosis.
They all need daily treatment including chest physiotherapy and inhalations.
We describe three patients in whom TAP blocks were used in our intensive care unit (ICU) to provide effective analgesia and facilitate chest physiotherapy.
RESPIRATORY THERAPISTS EVALUATE, TREAT AND CARE FOR PATIENTS WITH BREATHING OR CARDIOPULMONARY DISORDERS and may use oxygen, oxygen mixtures, chest physiotherapy and aerosol medications.
Lastly, we utilize chest physiotherapy to loosen and hopefully remove mucus secretions from obstructing airways.
The respiratory therapists changed their schedule for chest physiotherapy to the afternoon.
Mahathir still needs to undergo chest physiotherapy daily and must be under doctors' observation,'' he was quoted as saying.
Several promising interventions for chest physiotherapy, exercise, and diet are reviewed in detail.
A home health referral for assistance with chest physiotherapy and a home health aid 15 hours per week is approved by their insurance carrier for 4 weeks.