About Careers Internship MedBlog Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Playing Harmonica Improve Breathing in Pediatric Lung Patients

by VR Sreeraman on April 3, 2011 at 10:38 PM
Font : A-A+

 Playing Harmonica Improve Breathing in Pediatric Lung Patients

Playing the harmonica is a new program which is being used at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, to improve breathing in pediatric patients with asthma and pneumonia and pediatric patients who are postoperative to exercise their lungs.

Jerry Henderson, assistant vice-president for perioperative services, contacted the Respiratory department with the idea to use the harmonica as a tool to help patients with pulmonary disease.

Advertisement

This concept was introduced by Buddy Wakefield, the father of Henderson.

Wakefield has been teaching the harmonica to patients with Parkinson disease, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

According to him, "playing the harmonica is like doing push-ups for the lungs."
Advertisement

Wakefield's method is simple. He distributes a kit that contains a music book with a simple harmonica and instructions on how to play.

He reviewed the instructions with a respiratory therapist and within 15 minutes she was playing her first tune on the harmonica.

Respiratory therapists and nurses are always looking for fun ways to help patients exercise their lungs, and this was a way to achieve this goal.

Source: ANI
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
What's New on Medindia
Alarming Cesarean Section Trends in India - Convenience or Compulsion of Corporate Healthcare
Quiz on Low-Calorie Diet for Diabetes
World Heart Day in 2022- Use Heart for Every Heart
View all
Recommended Reading
News Archive
Date
Category
Advertisement
News Category

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Hyperventilation Pneumoconiosis Silicosis Pediatric Pyloric Stenosis Rapid Shallow Breathing Symptom Evaluation 

Most Popular on Medindia

Hearing Loss Calculator Vent Forte (Theophylline) Find a Hospital The Essence of Yoga Blood Donation - Recipients Diaphragmatic Hernia Indian Medical Journals Loram (2 mg) (Lorazepam) Calculate Ideal Weight for Infants Pregnancy Confirmation Calculator
This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use
×

Playing Harmonica Improve Breathing in Pediatric Lung Patients Personalised Printable Document (PDF)

Please complete this form and we'll send you a personalised information that is requested

You may use this for your own reference or forward it to your friends.

Please use the information prudently. If you are not a medical doctor please remember to consult your healthcare provider as this information is not a substitute for professional advice.

Name *

Email Address *

Country *

Areas of Interests