Percusión

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La percusión se puede llevar a cabo para disolver fluidos espesos en los pulmones:

  • Forme una especie de copa con la mano y muñeca.
  • Golpee la mano y muñeca contra el pecho (o pídale a alguien que le dé palmadas en la espalda si su médico así lo indica).
  • Se debe oír un sonido retumbante o de estallido, NO un sonido de palmada.
  • No golpee tan duro que provoque dolor.

Realice la percusión durante 5 a 7 minutos en cada área del pecho. Haga esto en todas las áreas del pecho o la espalda como el médico le indicó. Cuando termine, respire profundamente y tosa.

Percusión

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  • Last Reviewed on 04/26/2010
  • Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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