Catherine O'Malley RRT

Hand Position for Postural Drainage

Illustration adapted with permission from the University of Wisconsin Medical School. Bend your hand at your knuckles, and keep your fingers and thumb together. Form a “cup” with your hand.

Cystic Fibrosis: Helping Your Child Cough Up Mucus

Cystic fibrosis causes mucus to become thick and sticky, which can clog the lungs and cause serious problems. You can help your child maintain lung function and avoid complications from mucus buildup and blockage by performing an airway clearance technique (ACT). Postural drainage and chest percussion (PD & P) is one of…

Drenaje postural: Lóbulos inferiores (costados)

Ilustración adaptada con permiso de la Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad de Wisconsin (University of Wisconsin Medical School). Niños menores de un año: Coloque a su bebé de costado, asegurándose de que la cabeza y el torso estén lo más planos posible. Ahueque la mano y golpee suavemente debajo de la axila a cada…