Lung Function: Splinting Effects
Last updated: 09/24/2021
● Hypoventilation (decreased chest wall movement, decreased FRC) along with ineffective cough due to pain and guarding leads to atelectasis and higher risk for pneumonia.
● Increased rapid shallow breathing
● Decreased mucociliary clearance
● Intrapulmonary shunting leading to hypoxemia
● Respiratory failure
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