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Airway Clearance in the Neurorespiratory Patient

This presentation will provide an overview of airway clearance issues for the neurorespiratory population, identify appropriate airway clearance options, identify the available evidence for airway clearance in this population, and provide a framework for RTs to provide airway clearance for the neurorespiratory patient.

Successful completion of this course requires a score of 70% on the post-test.

Original webcast date: June 10, 2015

This course is sponsored by an unrestricted educational grant by Covidien.

**Please note that all programs require the participant to view the entire program prior to taking the final quiz and obtaining a course certificate.**

Approved for 1.00 CRCE Hours.


Describe the normal anatomy and physiology of a cough
Describe the mechanisms of impaired cough in NMD
List 4 questions RCPs should ask before recommending any specific airway clearance therapy
List 5 steps for developing hospital guidelines for airway management of NMD when medical evidence and consensus is lacking

Airway Clearance in the Neurorespiratory Patient

Speaker Information

Lee Guion MA, RRT, FAARC

  • Member: $7.50
  • Non-Member: $15.00