Friday, March 27, 2009
i think chest pt does work. im a huge proponent of it. many people tell me they haven't used it since their peds rotation in nursing school. well, i do use it in my practice where i may see it fit. and to my credit i did use it on a patient who came in with ?od, aspiration, and resultant respiratory arrest. severe to the point where she was consistently mid 60s on her pleth while intubated and the docs feared that ards was setting in and would take her. most everyone rolled out to do their other things and document. i sat around to help, eventually did some chest pt on her and slowly did her numbers climb. couple days later she extubated herself, went AMA and came back a couple weeks later as the same...she liked the nose candy and the street vitamin H. like i say, everyone needs a hobby.