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7 Assisting Clients to Use Incentive Spirometry

7 Assisting Clients to Use Incentive Spirometry

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Published by: Ken Morales Alcantara on Jan 26, 2011
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ASSISTING CLIENTS TO USE INCENTIVE SPIROMETRYDefinition:
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Purpose:
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Equipment:
1. Incentive spirometer
PROCEDURERATIONALE12345
1.Wash hands.2.Instruct client to assume semi-Fowler’s or high Fowler’sposition.
3.
Either set or indicate to client on the device scale, the volumelevel to be attained with each breath.4.Demonstarte to client how to place mouthpiece of spirometerso that lips completely cover mouthpiece.5.Instruct client to inhale slowly and maintain constant flowthrough unit. When maximal inspiration is reached, clientshould hold breath for 2 to 3 seconds and then exhale slowly.
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