Pulmonary Rehab

The 6-Minute Walk Test

You have probably heard of 6-minute walk test (6MWT) in your travels as a respiratory therapy student, and thought: “I wish a benevolent, handsome instructor would write a paper about that.”  Well today is your lucky day!  Well, at least as far as the benevolent part.  […]

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Mechanical ventilation

Hazards of Mechanical Ventilation

Complications associated with mechanical ventilation are primarily related to the use of positive pressure applied to the lungs and the artificial airways required to provide invasive ventilation. Positive pressure not only damages sensitive lung tissue […]

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Pulmonary function testing

Flow volume loops

Analyzing flow volume loops provides a quick way to detect lung disease. The appearance of the loop can reveal the presence of obstructive and/or restrictive lung disease. The location of the airway obstruction can also […]