High-Frequency Chest-Wall Compression During the 48 Hours Following Thoracic Surgery
Allan JS | Journal of Respiratory Care | 2009

This study assessed the feasibility of high frequency chest wall oscillation (HFCWO) after thoracic surgery. The result of the study found  84% of patients reported little or no discomfort during therapy.  HFCWO was preferred to conventional chest physiotherapy by a 2:1 margin.

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  • Care Settings: Acute Care
  • Clinical Focus: Respiratory Care
  • Content Type: Journal Articles
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  • Reference: Allan JS, Garrity JM, Donahue DM. The Utility of High Frequency Chest Wall Oscillation in the Post-Operative Management of Thoracic Surgical Patients. Respir Care 2009; 54:340-343.