incentive spirometer

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in·cen·tive spi·rom·e·ter

(in-sen'tiv spī-rom'ĕ-tĕr)
A device used in bronchial hygiene therapy that provides the patient with visual or other feedback during efforts to achieve a predetermined respiratory flow or volume; useful in increasing inspiratory volume, improving inspiratory muscle performance, maintaining airway patency, and preventing or reversing atelectasis.
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Incentive spirometer

A breathing device that provides feedback on performance to encourage deep breathing.
Mentioned in: Atelectasis
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Incentive Spirometer (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.
We used a three ball incentive spirometer, of which first ball would rise with 400 ml inspiratory effort, 2nd ball rose on more than 400 ml inspiratory effort and 3rd ball rising on more than 800 ml inspiratory volume.
In this study, those measures not required as entries were also those with the lowest documentation compliance (coughing and deep breathing, use of the incentive spirometer, out-of-bed walking, and pain reassessment).
In this study of patients undergoing CABG, the success of the use of an incentive spirometer for reinforcing a breathing pattern that prevents or reverses breathing complications and improves lung function was measured.
Continue to work with incentive spirometer every 2 to 4 hours.
The incentive spirometers are portable and easy to handle and can be categorized into: oriented by volume (Voldyne) or flow (Respiron/Triflo) [33].
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.
Students practice with incentive spirometers lying, sitting, and standing, in order to gain an understanding of what surgical patients encounter postoperatively.