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Postural drainage


Patient mobilization, scheduled and planned according to the lung segment to be drained.

Objectives:

– Help mobilize and eliminate secretions produced in the respiratory tract. – Encourage the pulmonary secretions to drain passively towards the main bronchi and trachea. – Teach the patient and family the positions of postural drainage.

Equipment:

– Pillows. – Stethoscope.

Material:

– Disposable paper towelettes. – Waste bag. – Nursing records.

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