https://journals.lww.com/nursing/Fulltext/2017/06000/Post_op_incentive_spirometry__Why,_when,___how.16.aspx

By promoting maximal inspiration post-op, incentive spirometry can be used to reexpand ... Auscultate breath sounds both before and after spirometry use.

https://medlineplus.gov/ency/patientinstructions/000451.htm

Nov 20, 2017 ... An incentive spirometer is a device used to help you keep your lungs healthy after surgery or when you have a lung illness, such as pneumonia. Using the incentive ... How to use an Incentive Spirometer. Expand Section.

https://www.allinahealth.org/health-conditions-and-treatments/health-library/patient-education/total-knee-replacement/surgery-and-beyond/how-to-use-an-incentive-spirometer/

After knee replacement surgery, it may be difficult to breathe as you normally do at first. Using an incentive spirometer may speed your recovery and lower your ...

https://www.nursingtimes.net/clinical-archive/cardiovascular/incentive-spirometry-after-abdominal-surgery/5046279.article

Jun 22, 2012 ... Incentive spirometry can help to prevent pulmonary complications after ... Nurses have an essential role in helping patients to use it correctly.

https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/articles/4302-incentive-spirometer

Learn how to use an incentive spirometer from the Cleveland Clinic, including understanding the need for an incentive spirometer after surgery.

https://www.mskcc.org/cancer-care/patient-education/how-use-your-incentive-spirometer

Apr 18, 2017 ... An incentive spirometer is a device that will expand your lungs by helping ... Use your incentive spirometer after your surgery and do your deep ...

https://www.cochrane.org/CD006058/ANAESTH_incentive-spirometry-for-prevention-of-postoperative-pulmonary-complications-after-upper-abdominal-surgery

Feb 8, 2014 ... We reviewed the evidence about the effect of incentive spirometry (IS), compared ... pulmonary complications in patients after upper abdominal surgery. ... any benefit from the use of incentive spirometry regarding mortality . ... Pain & anaesthesia > Post-anaesthetic unit/intensive care unit > Respiratory care.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK68785/

To systematically review the evidence examining the use of incentive spirometry ( IS) for the prevention of post-operative pulmonary complications (PPCs).

https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Alberta/Pages/deep-breathing-coughing-after-abdominal-surgery.aspx

Deep Breathing, Coughing, and Moving After Abdominal Surgery ... If you've been given an incentive spirometer, use it every hour while you're awake.

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamasurgery/fullarticle/2091776

Jan 21, 2015 ... Objective To determine the effect of the use of incentive spirometry ..... immediately after surgery, possibly even in the post-anesthesia care unit.