Postural drainage is a series of body positions that use gravity to
drain mucus from the lungs into the mouth so the person can spit it out.
Postural drainage often helps people who have chronic lung disease, such as
cystic fibrosis or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), to drain mucus
from different parts of their lungs.
Draining mucus from the lungs can:
June 9, 2011
John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & Catherine O'Malley, RRT - Respiratory Therapy
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