(IS) group consisted of the patients who were educated in the use IS 3 days before surgery; they were able to generate an inspiratory effort of around 900 ml one day before surgery.
The respiratory preventive measures assessed were coughing and deep breathing, the use of the incentive spirometer
, and the performance of provider-ordered respiratory treatments.
An extensive literature search (2001-2008) found no references for the use of an incentive spirometer
for patients admitted with medical diagnoses.
Use incentive spirometer
(breathing device) every 2 hours while awake.
Tenders are invited for Incentive Spirometer
The incentive spirometers
are portable and easy to handle and can be categorized into: oriented by volume (Voldyne) or flow (Respiron/Triflo) .
Students practice with incentive spirometers
lying, sitting, and standing, in order to gain an understanding of what surgical patients encounter postoperatively.
And she speculated that because of an increased rate of pulmonary problems in these patients, greater use of incentive spirometers
and bronchodilators perioperatively would likely be beneficial.
Physiotherapists may provide more effective treatment by replacing incentive spirometers
with PEP devices.