Respiratory Physiotherapy and Endotracheal Suctioning During Mechanical Ventilation

  • Brenda M. MorrowEmail author
  • Andrew C. Argent


Despite widespread practice, very little high-level evidence dealing with paediatric chest physiotherapy (CPT) and endotracheal (ET) suctioning exists. Studies of mechanically ventilated paediatric, neonatal, and adult patients have shown that both interventions may cause a range of potentially serious complications.


Lung Volume Recruitment Manoeuvre Lung Mechanic Suction Pressure Chest Physiotherapy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PaediatricsSchool of Child and Adolescent Health, University of Cape TownCape TownSouth Africa
  2. 2.Red Cross War Memorial Children’s HospitalCape TownSouth Africa
  3. 3.Division of Paediatric Critical Care and Children’s Heart DiseaseSchool of Child and Adolescent Health, University of Cape TownCape TownSouth Africa
  4. 4.Pediatric Intensive CareRed Cross War Memorial Children’s HospitalCape TownSouth Africa

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