What Is Postural Drainage? - Definition, Therapy Techniques & Positions


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When mucus builds up in the lung, it can cause all of the following except:

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1. Postural drainage is a technique designed to:

2. All of the following positions are recommended for postural drainage except:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Using this quiz and attached worksheet, you can evaluate how well you understand postural drainage. This quiz will assess your understanding of the recommendations for postural drainage and two supplementary techniques used with postural drainage.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to measure your knowledge of:

  • The purpose of postural drainage
  • Positions for postural drainage
  • Determining factors on the success of postural drainage
  • Result of mucus in the lungs
  • Two supplementary techniques used with postural drainage

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as postural drainage
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the postural drainage technique and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about what results from mucus in the lungs

Additional Learning

To fully understand more about postural drainage, review the lesson titled What is Postural Drainage? - Definition, Therapy Techniques & Positions. You will find these objectives in this lesson:

  • Recall the dangers of mucus in the lungs
  • Review the causes of mucus buildup in the lungs
  • Learn about what the postural drainage technique is designed to do
  • Examine different techniques and positions that are used with postural drainage