What is Incentive Spirometer?

Category: Equipment


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
Acute pneumothorax 1 0
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 1 0
Asthma 1 0
Breathing difficulty 1 0
General health 1 0

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


Based on patients currently using Incentive Spirometer

Dosage Patients
daily 1


Currently using Incentive Spirometer

Duration Patients
10 years or more 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Incentive Spirometer.