The Experience in Respiratory Care of a Patient with Cervical Spinal Cord Injury

Translated Titles



陳曉宜(Shiauyee Chen);林乾閔(Chien-Min Lin);李俊年(Chun-Nin Lee);黃卓禕(Cho-Yi Huang);江玲玲(Ling-Ling Chiang)

Key Words

脊髓損傷 ; 呼吸照護 ; 發聲閥 ; 吸氣肌訓練 ; Spinal cord injury ; Respiratory care ; Speaking valve ; Inspirtory muscle training



Volume or Term/Year and Month of Publication

33卷5期(2008 / 10 / 01)

Page #

294 - 301

Content Language


Chinese Abstract


English Abstract

Patients with high-level cervical spinal cord injury are at high risk of respiratory insufficiency and related complications. Paralysis of respiratory muscles often requires the use of mechanical ventilation. In this case, we present an approach to respiratory care for a 66-year-old male patient with C4-C5 spinal cord injury (ASIA-B). A weaning progression from mechanical ventilation was presented through the following programs: nocturnal support, intensive chest care, lung expansion therapy, speaking valve training, and inspiratory muscle training.

Topic Category 醫藥衛生 > 醫藥總論