chapter  8
14 Pages

Cough assistance and physiotherapy aspects of the patient requiring non-invasive positive pressure ventilation

ByM Chatwin

Secretion clearance 99

Positioning for breathlessness 108

Ambulation with non-invasive ventilation 108

References 110

The aims of physiotherapy in patients requiring non-invasive positive pressure ventilation (NIV) are:

• Secretion clearance – Sputum mobilization techniques – Cough assist techniques

• Positioning for breathlessness • Ambulation with NIV.