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Workshop from the MNDA – Respiratory Failure in MND: Secretion Management and Airway Clearance

November 7, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm GMT


Date: 7 November 2023
Time: 10am-3:30pm (registration and coffee from 9:30am)
Cost: £50 View Events Cancellation Policy
Location: Newcastle United Football Club, St James Park, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 4ST

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.


Newcastle United Football Club