What is Spirometer?

Category: Equipment

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See also: Incentive Spirometer

A spirometer is an apparatus for measuring the volume of air inspired and expired by the lungs. It records the amount of air and the rate of air that is breathed in and out over a specified time on a graph from which vital capacity, tidal volume, breathing rate and ventilation rate are calculated.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Lung transplant 2 0
General health 1 0
Shortness of breath (dyspnea) 1 0
Wheezing 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Spirometer

Dosage Patients
daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Spirometer

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 1
See 1 patient who's stopped using Spirometer

Duration

Currently using Spirometer

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped using Spirometer

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Spirometer.