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Lung Expansion 1

Lung Expansion 1

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 Lung Expansion Therapy Part 1
By Jim Clarke
What is Lung Expansion Therapy?
A group of medical treatment modalitiesdesigned to prevent and/or treat pulmonaryatelectasis and associated problems
Causes & Types of Atelectasis
Resorption atelectasis
 – a blockage occurs in the airway- preventing ventilationdownstream - resulting in eventual removal of remaining gas & alveolar collapse
Passive atelectasis-
 – Occurs when patients do not take periodic deep breaths(sighs)
Compressive atelectasis
 – Occurs when something outside the lung presses onlung tissue causing it to collapse

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