What is Incentive Spirometer?

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See also: Spirometer

An incentive spirometer is a device used to help patients improve the functioning of their lungs. It is commonly used after surgery. The patient breathes in from the device as slowly and as deeply as possible. An indicator provides a gauge of how well the patient's lung or lungs are functioning.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Breathing difficulty 2 0
Acute pneumothorax 1 0
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 1 0
Asthma 1 0
Bronchitis 1 0
General health 1 0

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Dosages

Based on patients currently using Incentive Spirometer

Dosage Patients
twice daily 2

Duration

Currently using Incentive Spirometer

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
2 - 5 years 1
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