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Secretion Mobilization With High-Frequency Chest Wall Oscillation (HFCWO)

Online
1.0 credits
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Online

Learning Objectives

 

  •  Describe normal and impaired pulmonary defenses and causes of impaired secretion mobilization in acute and chronic illness patients.
  •  Recognize the role of secretion retention leading to pulmonary complications (PC) in hospitalized and chronic illness patients.
  • Appreciate the therapeutic role of HFCWO across the continuum of care over the past quarter century.
  • Discuss HFCWO mechanisms of action that promote secretion mobilization and clinical / laboratory research supporting safety and efficacy.
  • Understand strategies for identifying patients at risk for secretion-related PC who may benefit from post-discharge HFCWO therapy.
  • Appreciate how broadly applied interventions may reduce hospitalizations readmissions and improve patient outcomes.

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