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pt care question


I am a first semester nursing student. I have a question about pt care. The pt I was assigned has cerebellar mass, copd, transient ischemic attack and uti. There is no reason why I cant do chest pt correct?



Has 5 years experience.

A first semester student is learning fundamentals and learning to assess. Interventions such as chest pt is not within your scope at this time.

The purpose of chest physical therapy is to clear mucoid secretions in cases such as cystic fibrosis. Why would you even think to do such a thing on the patient mentioned above?