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MND Association Workshop – Respiratory Failure in MND: Secretion Management and Airway Clearance

November 21, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm GMT


Date: 21 November 2023
Time: 10am-3:30pm (registration and coffee from 9:30am)
Cost: £50 View Events Cancellation Policy
Location: National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), Society Building, 8 All Saints Street, London N1 9RL

Aim: to introduce non respiratory specialist members of the MDT to secretion management and airway clearance.


By the end of the session you will:

  • be better able to identify the presenting problems may be when cough augmentation is indicated
  • have been introduced to manual methods of secretion clearance including the Lung Volume Recruitment technique
  • be able to explain secretion clearance and cough assistance techniques in order to support the people with MND in their care and prepare them for the procedures
  • have been introduced to some of the pharmacological options for secretion management
  • have had an opportunity to explore case studies and through knowledge application and discussion identify the presenting problem and the appropriate action to take.


National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), Society Building