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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 SPIROMETRY Definition: __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Purpose

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Equipment: 1. Incentive spirometer

PROCEDURE 1. Wash hands.

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2. Instruct client to assume semi-Fowler’s or high Fowler’s position.

3. Either set or indicate to client on the device scale, the volume
level to be attained with each breath.

4. Demonstarte to client how to place mouthpiece of spirometer so that lips completely cover mouthpiece.

5. Instruct client to inhale slowly and maintain constant flow through unit. When maximal inspiration is reached, client should hold breath for 2 to 3 seconds and then exhale slowly.

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PROCEDURE 6. Instruct client to breath normally for short period.

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7. Have client repeat maneuver until volume goals are achieved.

8. Wash hands.

9. Record the procedure done and client’s ability to perform it.

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