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Incentive spirometer facilitates a sustained slow deep breath. Incentive spirometry is designed to mimic natural sighing by encouraging patients to take slow, deep breaths. Incentive spirometry is performed using devices which provide visual cues to the patients that the desired flow or volume has been achieved. The basis of incentive spirometry involves having the patient take a sustained, maximal inspiration (SMI). An SMI is a slow, deep inspiration from the Functional Residual Capacity up to the total lung capacity, followed by ≥5 seconds breath hold.
An incentive spirometer is a medical device that facilitate SMI with incorporated visual indicators of performance(inspiratory effort) in order to aid the therapist in coaching the patient to optimal performance and likewise patients uses this visual feedback to monitor their own efforts. The device gives the individual visual feedback regarding flow and volume and also prevent and reverse atelectasis when used appropriately and regularly.The visual dimension of the therapy serves as a motivation or goal for the patient…