Choosing the Correct Technique

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Choosing the Correct Technique

Table 1. A guide to age-appropriate airway clearance techniques for children


0-1 years
Infants
1-3 years
Toddlers
4-12 years
Children
12-18 years
Adolescents
Modified Postural DrainageYesYesYesYes
Percussion and VibrationYesYesYesYes
Assisted autogenic drainageYesYes
Positioning and playYesYes
Bouncing on a fitballYesYes
Blowing gamesYes
HuffingYes (passive)
ACBT
(includes huffing)
YesYesYes
Bottle PEPYesYesYes
Autogenic DrainageYesYes
PEP maskYesYesYesYes
Mouthpiece PEPYesYesYes
PariPEP with nebuliserYesYesYes
Pari O-PEP / FlutterYesYesYes
AcapellaYesYesYes
Physical exerciseYesYesYes
HFCWO
The Vest
YesYesYes

References – Lee et al 2017