# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Patient Care Technician Task 1596691738

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Assist the patient with coughing and deep-breathing exercises.

Definition

Assistance should be performed to achieve the following:
  • Clear lungs, bronchi, and trachea of secretions and ventilation
  • Loosen secretions and promote more effective coughing and deep breathing
and should be documented according to the following guidelines in the clinical record:
  • Date, time, and procedure performed
  • The patient's ability to perform the procedure
  • Sputum characteristics
  • The patient's tolerance of the procedure

Process/Skill Questions

  • What is the main purpose of performing coughing and deep breathing exercises?
  • What is the correct patient position for the procedure?

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