I was reading my book about burns and I came across "pulmonary toilet". I don't know what it means and it is not on the medical dictionary. It has something to do with airway clearance. I looked it up online but to no avail. Can someone please explain what is all about. thank you
Pulmonary toilet involves several means to "empty" or "flush" lungs that are filled with mucous or fluids.
It eventually became a 'shortened' way of saying that a patient is going to need a lot of pulmonary rehab, which is suctioning, percussion, etc..
Sep 8, '07
Pulmonary toilet much more than just suctioning...see my previous posts: Pulmonary Toilet? Huh???
Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Sep 8, '07