Over the last 20 years, new respiratory pathogens have emerged that cause severe respiratory distress.
COVID-19 is a severe respiratory syndrome caused by a novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). It can result in asymptomatic infection, mild upper respiratory tract illness, and severe viral pneumonia with respiratory failure1.
In many patients, COVID-19 may lead to acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and death. Effective airway clearance can play a role in improving quality of care and saving lives.