Respiratory Committee

The Respiratory Committee focuses on the management of children with acute and chronic respiratory conditions and supports the role of physiotherapists in both inpatient and community settings.

Providing  training, support and information for physiotherapists to ensure delivery of safe and effective respiratory care to babies, children and young people in the UK.

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Respiratory Committee Members

The Respiratory Committee consists of up to 12 nationally elected members. 

Committee vacancies will be advertised annually and so any members wishing to get more actively involved should look out for details of these.

Current key objectives and strategies for the Respiratory Committee are set out in the Committee's Five Year Plan for 2015-2020

The Respiratory Committee can be contacted at: respiratory@apcp.org.uk  

Respiratory Workshops

Respiratory Update for Paediatric Physiotherapists Working in the Community

The Respiratory Committee will be running these workshops in a variety of locations throughout the UK in 2017 / 2018.

By the end of the course participants should:

  • have a revised knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system including paediatric differences
  • be able to explain why children with complex health needs are at greater risk of respiratory compromise and morbidity
  • be able to demonstrate a good working knowledge of a paediatric respiratory assessment, subjective and objective
  • be able to use clinical reasoning and evidence based practice to identify relevant airway clearance techniques appropriate for the individual child
  • have gained a theoretical and practical knowledge of cough adjuncts and non-invasive ventilation
  • be able to understand and identify any precautions and contraindications to treatment techniques
  • have gained a greater understanding of the role of a community respiratory physiotherapist and how this fits into the wider MDT.