Cough assist machine (2146)

Key points below

What is a cough assist machine?

A cough assist machine helps to push and pull air in the lungs like a cough.white cough assist machine

The machine has several settings:

Why do I need a cough assist machine?

How does a cough assist machine work?

How is a treatment done?

Do this treatment after all your other breathing treatments. This treatment can also be done anytime you need help coughing.

If you use a mask put the mask on tight so the machine can push and pull out the cough easier.

It you use tracheostomy tube your equipment company will give you an adapter to place right on your trach tube.

Repeat these steps 3 times:

  1. Use the machine to do 5 coughs in a row.
  2. Suction any mucus that you have coughed up.
  3. Rest if needed.

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  • Call the equipment provider if you have questions or concerns that your equipment is not working properly.
  • Call your child’s doctor, nurse, or clinic if you have any questions or concerns or if your child has special health care needs that were not covered by this information.