Chest PT Station

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Chest PT Station

Manual Percussion and Vibration


  • Loosen and clear secretions retained in the lungs and bronchi.

Applies To

  • Registered Nurses
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurses


  • One to four pillows, depending on the client’s comfort and posture.
  • Comfortable surface that can be slanted (hospital bed, tilt table or chair).
  • Glass of water.
  • Tissues and paper bag.
  • Emesis basin.
  • Loose towel or single layer of clothing over chest wall.
  • Mechanical vibrator or percussion (optional).