Why use an Incentive Spirometer?
After having surgery going under general anesthesia or being on bed rest your normal sigh, or deep breath mechanism is affected. As a result, the tiny air sacs in your lungs tend to become smaller and less efficient which may interfere with your recovery. The spirometer helps retrain your pulmonary system for better functioning and help your body get the oxygen it needs.
Who needs to use Spirometer?
- People with COPD and Asthma
- After surgery for strengthening the lungs
- While Pneumonia to break up fluid in the lungs
- People with cystic fibrosis might benefit from using an incentive spirometer to clear fluid buildup
- Also recommend an incentive spirometer for people with sickle cell anemia, asthma, or atelectasis
Voldyne Incentive Spirometer Features
- Two convenient sizes to accommodate pediatric-inspired volumes up to adult-inspired volumes
- Good – Better – Best flow window
- Compact, ergonomic design
- Built-in handle
- Individually packaged
What to buy with Voldyne 2500 mL Spirometer
How to use your Voldyne Spirometer?
- Sit up straight in your bed on the side of a bed or in a chair.
- Hold the Incentive Spirometer in an upright position with the good/better/best indicator facing you.
- Exhale as much air as you can.
- Place the mouthpiece in your mouth and seal your lips around it.
- Inhale slowly and deeply through your mouth.
- Raise the piston up towards the target goal indicator.
- Try to keep the flow indicator in the Better/Best range.
- Hold your breath and allow the piston to fall.
- Exhale, once the piston is back to zero.
- Your doctor may instruct you to cough at the end to clear your lungs.
- Repeat according to instructions.
Tips for using Incentive Spirometers by Teleflex
- If you have a surgical cut (incision) in your chest or abdomen, you may need to hold a pillow tightly to your belly while breathing in. This will help ease discomfort.
- If you do not make the number marked for you, do not get discouraged. You will improve with practice and as your body heals.
- If you start to feel dizzy or lightheaded, remove the mouthpiece from your mouth and take some normal breaths. Then continue using the incentive spirometer.
How to clean Spirometer?
- Clean the mouthpiece after every use
- Wash all parts with warm water and soap
- Rinse the spirometer thoroughly
- Dry it completely
FAQs About Voldyne 2500 Spirometer
Q. What is a good reading on Voldyne 2500 Spirometer?
A. To be considered natural, your expected percentages for FVC and FEV1 should be above 80% and your FEV1/FVC ratio percentage should be above 70% (and 65% in persons older than age 65).
Q. Is the incentive spirometer good for COPD?
A.Yes, Incentive spirometry is used to increase alveolar ventilation and oxygenation in lifestyle.
Q. Can a spirometer increase lung capacity?
A. Incentive spirometers gently exercise the lungs and keep the lungs as healthy as possible. An incentive spirometer increases lung capacity and improves the patient's ability to breathe.
Q. How many times should a patient use an incentive spirometer?
A. Use the Incentive Spirometer every 1 to 2 hours, or as instructed by your nurse or doctor.
Q. What is a normal oxygen level for someone with COPD?
A. Although individuals with COPD often report lower SpO2 levels and fall between 92% - 88% as their standard oxygen saturation, it is still essential to make sure they do not fall below these metrics.
Q. What is the normal lung capacity?
A. Lung capacity or total lung capacity (TLC) is the maximum volume of air the lungs can hold. It is measured in liters. The predicted total lung capacity (TLC) is based on your age, height, sex, and ethnicity. Among healthy adults, the average lung capacity is about 6 liters. The lungs mature about 20-25 years of age, and post 35; it gradually decreases the air holding capacity.