How to Use an Incentive Spirometerenteenshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/How_to_Use_an_Incentive_Spirometer_enHD_1.jpgAn incentive spirometer is a way to do breathing exercises to help with healing after surgery or to manage an illness. This article explains how to use an incentive spirometer.spirometry, lung, lungs,breathe, breath, slow, exercise, recover, recovery, surgery, ortho, pulmonology, respiratory, therapy, treatment, spirometer, spirometre, lung exercises, breathing exercises, cystic fibrosis, spinal fusion, 09/28/201707/31/201907/31/2019Katlyn Burr, RT and Alicia McCarthy, APRN09/28/201783b44a9a-f577-4570-b72f-256546486b32https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/use-incentive-spirometer.html/<h3>What Is an Incentive Spirometer?</h3> <p>An <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/incentive-spirometer.html/">incentive spirometer</a> is a hand-held device that helps people to take slow, deep breaths. It's like exercise equipment for the lungs to keep them strong and working well.</p> <p><img class="center" title="Photo of an incentive Spirometer" src="https://kidshealth.org/EN/images/illustrations/Incentive_Spirometry_1.jpg" alt="Incentive Spirometry" /></p> <h3>How Do I Use an Incentive Spirometer?</h3> <p>Your health care provider has set a marker for you. Your goal is to keep the piston (the blue disc in the main chamber in the picture above) at your marker as long as possible with each breath.</p> <ol class="kh_longline_list"> <li>Sit up and hold the spirometer in your hands.</li> <li>Take a deep breath in and let it out.</li> <li>Place the mouthpiece in your mouth. Make sure your lips completely cover the mouthpiece.</li> <li>Breathe in <strong>slowly</strong> through the mouthpiece (like sucking through a straw). <ul> <li>Keep the range indicator (little marker on the side chamber) in the target zone.</li> <li>Breathe in until the piston gets to your mark.</li> </ul> </li> <li>Hold your breath in for 3 seconds and then let it out.</li> </ol> <p>Before you know it, you'll be a pro!</p> <div class="rs_skip rs_preserve"><!-- TinyMCE Fix --> <script src="//familysurvey.org/misc/javascript/js_apps/video/kh-video-metadata.js" type="text/javascript"></script> <script src="//familysurvey.org/misc/javascript/js_apps/video/kh-video-controller.js" type="text/javascript"></script> <script src="//familysurvey.org/misc/javascript/js_apps/video/single-incentive-spirometer-en.js" type="text/javascript"></script> </div>¿Cómo usar un espirómetro incentivador?Un espirómetro incentivador es como un equipo para ejercitar los pulmones a fin de mantenerlos fuertes y funcionando bien. https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/es/teens/use-incentive-spirometer-esp.html/067145d1-d4df-4f26-a79f-a33c2fcfe3e1
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