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Breathing and Coughing Exercises for Hospitalised Patients

Speciality Classification
Nurses and Midwives
Location
Online
Delivery
Online
Duration
4 minutes
Provider
Ausmed

Hospitalised patients with respiratory conditions, particularly those who have undergone chest or abdominal surgery, should perform breathing and coughing exercises in order to prevent further issues and complications (Allina Health 2015).

Breathing and coughing exercises are crucial for assisting breathing and clearing excess secretion in the recovery stage. If sputum builds up in the lungs, it may become infected and increase the risk of pneumonia (My Health Alberta 2019; Penn Medicine 2016).

Furthermore, excess sputum impedes the ability of the lungs to oxygenate effectively (Stewart 2019).

A study by the University of Melbourne found that preoperative education and teaching of respiratory exercises halves the rate of post-surgery complications for major abdominal surgery patients (Boden & Denehy 2018).

Delivery
Title
Breathing and Coughing Exercises for Hospitalised Patients
Speciality Classification
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Respiratory Medicine
Location
Provider Type
Education Provider
Duration
4 minutes
Start Date
03-May-2020
End Date
03-May-2023
CPD Points
4 minutes of CPD
Price
Free
Price Details
Subscription Needed
Location
Online
Price:
Free
Subscription Needed
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