Al Torres, MD, MS, FAAP, FCCM
Medical Director of the Pediatric Programs
The Partnerships at Nemours Children’s Hospital
This presentation will review the mechanism and efficacy of commonly-used techniques and devices – including IPV – that support mucus clearance in the ICU and other critical care settings.
Attendees will be able to:
Articulate the importance of mucus clearance in patients with an impaired cough.
Describe the techniques available and their relative efficacy.
Describe the device options available & their relative efficacy.
Articulate the evidence specific to IPV for mucus clearance.