incentive spirometer

Also found in: Acronyms, Wikipedia.

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.

Incentive spirometer

A breathing device that provides feedback on performance to encourage deep breathing.
Mentioned in: Atelectasis
References in periodicals archive ?
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.
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 788 Nos.
The incentive spirometers are portable and easy to handle and can be categorized into: oriented by volume (Voldyne) or flow (Respiron/Triflo) [33].
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.