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Which of the following statements is NOT true when considering the guidelines for chest physical therapy?

a.Treatment should be administered prior to eating or at least one hour after meals

b.Percuss and vibrate over each segment to be treated for at least 10 minutes.

c.Cough after each segment is treated.

d.Allow rest period after each segment is treated.

e. Treatment should not exceed 45-60 minutes secondary to patient fatigue.

B; Percussions over each segment to be treated for at least 3-5 minutes.

In order to mobilize secretions when administering percussions, the therapist should rhythmically and alternately strike the chest wall over a particular segment in alternating fashion:

a.Only during inspiration.

b.Only during expiration.

c.When the patient is holding their breath.

d.During inspiration and expiration.


This may be attached to the end of the Acapella® as the patient performs a therapy session. This device changes liquid medicine into a fine mist, allowing the medication to go deeply into the airways.


A mechanical form of chest physiotherapy that consists of an inflatable vest connected by tubes to a small air-pulse generator.

d. High-frequency chest wall compression(HFCWC)

During this procedure the patient should be encouraged to expectorate into a tissue rather than swallow secretions as this can cause nausea.

b. huff coughs

Provides positive expiratory pressure (PEP) that helps maintain patency of airways during exhalation.

a. acapella and flutter

A session using Acapella & Flutter involves:

a.10-20 breaths and 2-3 “huff coughs” for a period of 10-20 minutes

b.20-30 breaths for a period of 10-20 minutes

c.10-20 breaths and 6-10 ‘huff coughs” for a period of 30 minutes

e.5-10 breaths and 2-3 “huff coughs” for a period of 20-30 minutes

a. 10-20 breaths and 2-3 “huff coughs” for a period of 10-20 minutes