Incentive Spirometer Instructions
An incentive spirometer is used to measure and improve lung function. Patients with lung disease use a spirometer to push their lungs to work harder with the goal of expanding and accommodating more air. This will maximize the benefits of stem cell therapy.
Setting up your Lung Institute Incentive Spirometer:
Step 1: Start with the mouth piece and tubing.
Step 2: Insert the mouth piece into the tubing.
Step 3: Next get ready to assemble the airflow meter and base.
Step 4: Insert the airflow meter into the base.
Step 5: Get ready to attach the tubing to the airflow meter.
Step 6: Attach the tubing to the airflow meter.
Step 7: Set the airflow dial to a starting flow of 210.
How To Use a Spirometer:
- Take a deep breath.
- Exhale slowly into the mouthpiece. Use your airflow to raise the ball to the top of the tube, holding it there for 3 seconds.
- Repeat for 10 repetitions.
- Do this 2-3 times per day for the next 6 months.
- Every 4 weeks, turn the airflow dial to the next setting. Each turn of the dial increases the resistance to your airflow, challenging your lungs to work harder.
- The goal is to train your lungs to expand and accommodate more air, increasing the benefits of your stem cell treatment.