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Which of the following are true when implementing positive expiratory pressure (PEP) therapy?



A. The patient inhale larger then normal tidal volume.
B. Breath pressures that provide a volume slightly less then their FRC.
C. Do not use diaphragmatic breathing.
D. Forcefully use a huffing maneuver to clear their secretions.
E. Is a worthy alternative to Chest Physio-therapy.

This question is part of Respiratory Therapy Quiz
Asked by Jcrubino, Last updated: May 15, 2020

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Answered Sep 23, 2017

The patient inhale larger then normal tidal volume.
Is a worthy alternative to Chest Physio-therapy.

The patient should use controlled diaphragmatic breathing to inspire volumes larger then their tidal volume at pressures of 10-20cmH20 to achieve their FRC. Airway clearance maneuvers (huffing) should be gently done. PEP therapy is in many cases an effective replacement to CPT.
 

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