Definition, aims, areas
Patient assessment: subjective and objective assessment of respiratory patient, chest exam.
Evaluation of the main respiratory symptoms (cough, dyspnea, sputum)
Physiological bases (ventilation regional distribution, PEP, collateral ventilation, easing conditions for drainage)
Techniques addredded to small airways in the deep lung:
Inspiratory: EDIC, incentive spirometer, airstaking.
-with PEP: Pep mask, Pep Bottle, parted lips, Flutter, CPAP and other devices
-without PEP: ACBT, ELTGOL, autogenic drainage, postural drainage, vibrations, percussions
Tecniques addressed to upper airways:
Expiratory: Cough, FET
Deobstruction tools: high-frequency oscillation of the chest wall, mechanical cough...
Ergonomics of breath:
Work on the chest wall
Effort readaptation or retraining
COPD patient: rehabilitative problems
Neuromuscular patient, assisted cough, mechanical ventilation
Patient with spinal cord injury
Treatment of patient in intensive care: pathways about mechanical ventilation
Educational role of physiotherapist