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“Mechanical Insufflation-exsufflation for Airway Mucus Clearance: When, How and Where”

Saxe Communications presents…

“Mechanical Insufflation-exsufflation for Airway Mucus Clearance: When, How and Where”

Coughing is an important component of airway clearance, particularly in individuals with pulmonary disease, respiratory muscle weakness, or central nervous system disease that impairs breathing. The use of an in-exsufflation device to promote airway clearance in individuals with neuromuscular disease is essential to avoid retained secretions that cause infection, inflammation, and respiratory failure. This webinar will focus on the basic theory and clinical goals in the application of an in-exsufflation device, patient selection, indications/contraindications, prescription settings and applications in adults versus pediatric populations.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain how mechanical in-exsufflation devices can make ventilator weaning parameters and spontaneous breathing trials unnecessary.
  2. Describe how noninvasive mechanical in-exsufflation can be administered safely and effectively.
  3. Describe the use of pulse oximetry in relation to mechanical in-exsufflation.


John Bach, M.D., Medical Director, Center for Noninvasive Mechanical Ventilation Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ

There is no cost for this program.

Target audience: Nursing, Respiratory

Continuing Education Credit:

  • Nursing: This education activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour.  Saxe Healthcare Communications is accredited as a provider for continuing education by California Board of Nursing, Provider #14477 and the Florida Board of Nursing Provider # 50-17032
  • Respiratory: This program has been approved for 1.0 contact hours Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association of Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd., Suite 100, Irving, TX 75063

Educational support has been provided by Philips Healthcare