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Breathing and Coughing Exercises for Hospitalised Patients

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Hospitalised patients with respiratory conditions, particularly those who have undergone chest or abdominal surgery, should perform breathing and coughing exercises in order to prevent further issues and complications such as pneumonia associated with excess sputum in the lungs.

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Hospitalised patients with respiratory conditions, particularly those who have undergone chest or abdominal surgery, should perform breathing and coughing exercises in order to prevent further issues and complications (Allina Health 2015).

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Karan Symes
27 May 2020
Breathing and coughing exercises are crucial for assisting breathing and clearing excess secretion in the recovery stage. If sputum builds up in the lungs, it may become infected and increase the risk of pneumonia.
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Anne Domingo
10 May 2020
great resource!
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Amber Jeffreys
30 Mar 2021
I had basic knowledge of breathing exercises but this Has given me more to pass on to my patients and coworkers or students
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Beverley Austin
08 May 2020
Quick simple asy to read, information relavant to respiratory patients.
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Kaylie Withers
04 May 2020
This reading gave a good explanation of appropriate exercises that can be performed by nursing staff.
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JEN-HAO LIU
04 May 2020
A great article on breathing exercise with clear points and instructions!
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Amal Moheiche
27 Jul 2020
This article was useful and very informative. Ausmed provide essential learning resources that are easy to learn and understand. Education and fun combined!
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Bronwyn Gregory
03 May 2020
Excellent
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Muhammad Misran
03 May 2020
Very helpful and productive information.
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Dianne Curtis
04 May 2020
This resource reinforced the techniques I already used in my practise. It was a good reminder of the various ways to use the huffing technique which will definitely enhance my practise
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