Volumetric Incentive Spirometer by AirLife
What is an incentive spirometer?
An Incentive Spirometer is a type of medical equipment used to help patients improve the functioning of their lungs. The AirLife Volumetric Incentive Spirometer is ideal for patients who have had any surgery that might jeopardize functioning of the lungs. Patients who have had lung surgery, heart surgery or other surgeries involving extended periods of time under anesthesia with a lot of in-bed recovery time commonly use an incentive spirometer.
The patient breathes in from the AirLife Volumetric Incentive Spirometer as slowly and as deeply as possible. An indicator provides a gauge of how well the patients lung or lungs are functioning. The patient is generally asked to do many repetitions a day while measuring his or her progress by way of the gauge on the AirLife Volumetric Incentive Spirometer.
Volumetric Incentive Spirometers help simplify deep breathing therapy, using features that prompt patients to perform and monitor their own postsurgical breathing exercises. An adjustable goal indicator provides a volumetric guideline for adequate lung exercise with incentive spirometer. Dual-sided calibrations allow clear, legible identification of volumes. The inspiratory indicator encourages patients to maintain an appropriate rate of inspiration. The AirLife Volumetric Incentive Spirometer is constructed of sturdy plastic and is compact for convenient use and storage. Buy your AirLife Volumetric Incentive Spirometer from ActiveForever today.
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Volumetric Incentive Spirometer by Airlife Features:
- Adjustable goal indicator
- Constructed of sturdy plastic
- Dual-sided calibrations
- Incentive spirometer helps simplify deep breathing therapy
Airlife Volumetric Incentive Spirometer Specifications:
- 4000ml capacity
- Latex and DNR Free
How to use the Incentive Spirometer
It is very important to use the Incentive Spirometer correctly in order for it to help prevent breathing problems.
- Slide the pointer of the Incentive Spirometer to the volume level that your caregiver has recommended.
- Hold or stand the Incentive Spirometer in an upright position.
- Exhale (breathe out) normally. Then place your lips tightly around the mouthpiece.
- Inhale (breathe in) slowly to raise the ball or piston in the chamber. Continue inhaling and try to raise the top of the piston to the level of the pointer or as high as you can.
- When you cannot inhale any longer, remove the mouthpiece and hold your breath for 10 seconds or as long as you can.
- Exhale normally. Your caregiver may suggest that you cough deeply as you exhale. This will help bring up sputum so that you can cough it out.
- Ask your caregiver how often you should repeat this exercise.
- If you have had surgery, caregivers may tell you to use the incentive spirometer 10 times every hour while awake. Do this even if you wake during the night.
- If you have other breathing and health problems, caregivers may tell you to use the incentive spirometer 3 times a day.
- Place the mouthpiece end of the tubing in the notch at the top of the Incentive Spirometer when you are finished with your exercises. This keeps the mouthpiece from getting dirty between uses.
Record your progress. Your caregiver may ask you to write down what level you are able to reach. This will help your caregivers see your progress toward improving your lung volume. Writing down the volume you reached also helps you remember to do your exercises and encourages you to do better each time you use the volumetric incentive spirometer.
Volumetric Spirometer Average Values
Returns: Due to hygiene purposes, the AirLife Volumetric Incentive Spirometer is non-returnable.
Please refer to ActiveForever’s return policy for more detailed information.
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