Points to Remember

  • PEP is a technique that applies resistance to the breath out, causing a build-up of air in the lungs and airways which gets air in behind the mucus and helps to move mucus.
  • There are many different types of PEP and each PEP routine will look slightly different.
  • in older children and adults most routines include the following: a slightly larger than normal breath in and a long, active breath out.
  • Ventolin and mucolytics usually come before PEP, inhaled antibiotics after PEP.
  • PEP devices should be cleaned after each session.

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