Queen’s Hospital doctor and director of nursing pass on ICU breathing technique that helps clear lungs and prevent pneumonia
A Queen’s Hospital intensive care doctor and the hospital’s head of nursing have made a video of the breathing exercise they use with intensive care patients to help them avoid pneumonia, as a guide for people infected with the coronavirus – or wanting to be in the best pulmonary shape in case they do become infected.
Dr Sarfaraz Munshi and nursing director (and ICU nurse) Sue Elliott outline the easy technique that anyone can carry out to ensure that fresh air gets as far into the lower lungs – a common site for pneumonia to start – as possible:
Following these exercises could help some sufferers ward off the worst complications of the virus – and they come from the people best placed to know what works.
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