This symposium is designed to promote discussion of airway clearance techniques for people with cystic fibrosis based on airway physiology and methods of choice. The first talk begins with an overview of lung physiology and mucociliary clearance, followed by a discussion of airway clearance techniques that do not require a device, such as percussion and vibration, active cycle of breathing techniques, autogenic drainage, and exercise. We will then discuss airway clearance techniques that require a device, such as PEP, Oscillating PEP, HFCWO/HFCC, and IPV. The final talk will discuss personalizing airway clearance techniques for people with cystic fibrosis based on their lung pathology.
Discuss lung physiology as it relates to mucociliary clearance in people with CF.
Discuss the underlying physiological mechanism of action for ACTs.
Discuss personalizing ACTs based on the person with CF's lung pathology and the ACTs mode of action.