Definition of Effective Cough
Effective cough is a necessary action to clear secretions. (Hudak & Gallo, 1997:494).
Coughing is also a common symptom of respiratory disease. Stimuli that normally cause a cough is the stimulation of mechanical, chemical and inflammation. Each of the respiratory tract inflammation with or without exudate can lead to cough. Chronic bronchitis, asthma, tuberculosis (pulmonary tuberculosis) and pneumonia is a disease that typically have a cough as a symptom of which is striking. (Wilson, 2006:773-774)
Indications of Effective Cough
According to Wilson (2006:773-774) Effective Cough, performed on patients such as:
- Chronic bronchitis
- Pulmonary tuberculosis (TB).
Effective coughing and deep breathing is an effective cough techniques which emphasize maximal inspiration, the beginning of expiration, which aims to:
- Stimulate opening collateral system.
- Improve the distribution of ventilation.
- Increase lung volume and airway to facilitate cleaning. (Jenkins, 1996)
- Increase lung expansion.
- Mobilization of secretions.
- Prevent the side effects of secretion retention (pneumonia, Ateletaksis and fever).
Method of Effective Cough
- Sit up straight.
- Then inhale deeply, 2 times slowly through your nose and exhale through the mouth.
- Inhale the third time and hold your breath for a count to 3, with a strong cough 2 or 3 times in a row without having to inhale again during coughing.
- Continue to exercise as much as 2-3 times cough on waking.
- Repeat as needed.