Various types of incentive spirometers are available

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Various types of incentive spirometers are available; Fig. 14-4 shows a patient using one type. With all types, the patient must be able to seal the lips tightly around the mouthpiece, inhale spontaneously, and hold his or her breath for 3 to 5 seconds for effective lung expansion. Goals (e.g., attaining specific volumes) can be set according to the patient's ability and the type of incentive spirometer. Seeing a ball move up a column or a bellows expanding reinforces and motivates the patient to continue performance.oOtherThere will be two dose calc questions on this exam. Know how to convert pounds to kilograms. Know basic dose calculation equations.Page 49of 49

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