Roadmap to Airway Clearance and Lung Expansion

Course Description

Clinicians have been utilizing airway clearance and lung expansion therapies throughout the years. But what is the actual reason and purpose why one therapy is chosen over the other? This program is designed to help clinicians gain a thorough understanding of positive airway pressure techniques designed and indicated for airway clearance and lung expansion therapies.


Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Review normal mucociliary transport
  • Explain and identify the need for airway clearance and lung expansion therapies
  • Describe the various airway clearance and lung expansion techniques
  • Identify patient factors used for technique selection
Intended Audience

This self-study program is designed for healthcare professionals interested in enhancing their personal and professional development by participating in self-paced CE programs based on current research and practice.

Accreditation – Nursing

ICU Medical Clinical Education Provider Unit is approved for providing continuing nursing education by the California Board of Nursing, provider number CEP 15005.

Accreditation – Respiratory

Select programs are approved for contact hour continuing respiratory care education (CRCE) credit by: American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd. Suite 100, Irving, TX, 75063


Course Length
One hour

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