Incentive spirometer

Incentive spirometer Teaching 2170

SN instructed patient that the incentive spirometer is used to improve the function of their lungs, and for patient to breathe in from the device as slowly and as deeply as possible, then holds their breath for 2 – 6 seconds, which provides back pressure that pops open alveoli. Patient should do this ten times and repeat 2 to 3 times a day.