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Introduction. Incentive spirometry (IS) is widely prescribed to prevent postoperative pulmonary complications. In the United States, respiratory therapists and nurses are responsible for instruction and monitoring of patients receiving IS. 1 Intermittent reassessment of patient performance after initial instruction is recommended. However, the amount of time that providers spend on IS-related ...

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AARC Clinical Practice Guideline Incentive Spirometry: 2011 Ruben D Restrepo MD RRT FARRC, Richard Wettstein MMEd RRT, ... postoperative complications.9-11 3.3 Respiratory therapy, with or without incentive spi-rometry, may have similar clinical outcomes. ... 10.1.2 Flow-oriented incentive spirometer 10.2 Personnel

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Incentive spirometry for prevention of postoperative pulmonary complications in upper abdominal surgery. do Nascimento Junior P(1), Módolo NS, Andrade S, Guimarães MM, Braz LG, El Dib R. Author information: (1)Department of Anaesthesiology, Botucatu Medical School, UNESP - Univ Estadual Paulista, Botucatu, São Paulo, Brazil, 18618-970.

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Learn how an incentive spirometer can help you cope with a lung disease or prevent complications following surgery. ... Your doctor or respiratory therapist will direct you in how frequently and for how long you should use the spirometer. Most of the time it's recommended that spirometry be done every one to two hours, but some physicians may ...

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Incentive spirometry for prevention of postoperative pulmonary complications after upper abdominal surgery. ... (DBE) or physiotherapy in the meta-analyses for clinical complications, respiratory failure, and pulmonary complications. Quality of evidence. Because of poorly conducted studies ...

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spirometry after abdominal surgery. Nursing Times; 108: 26, 22-23. Patients face various possible complications after abdominal surgery. This article examines best practice in guiding and teaching them how to use an incentive spirometer to facilitate recovery and prevent respiratory complications. P atients are at risk of various com-

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It may be premature to denounce the incentive spirometer, but clearly its widespread current use is disproportionate to the scanty evidence supporting its efficacy in preventing postoperative complications. ... inhalation is only one of several maneuvers which may be necessary in any given patient to prevent postoperative respiratory ...

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The incentive spirometer is a handheld device that patients use to achieve effective inspiration. ... -42 The Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland 339 Original Article Incentive spirometry decreases respiratory complications following major abdominal surgery K. Westwood1 M. Griffi n1 K. Roberts2 M. Williams1 K. Yoong2 T. Digger3 ...

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Airlife Spirometer Instructions By Amanda Goldfarb ; Updated July 27, 2017. Related Articles. How to Expand Your Lung Capacity; ... The Airlife Incentive Spirometer contains an easily adjustable patient goal indicator that encourages patients to be actively involved in their own recovery process. The Airlife Spirometer has either a 2500 or 4000 ...

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Spirometry is a type of pulmonary function test that is used to measure and evaluate the function of the lungs for a variety of purposes. ... Spirometry Indications and Contraindications ...