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.
Translated title of the contribution頸椎損傷患者之呼吸照護經驗
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)294-301
Number of pages8
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2008


  • Spinal cord injury
  • Respiratory care
  • Speaking valve
  • Inspirtory muscle training


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