[PDF] Incentive spirometry : 2011

American Association for Respiratory Care
American Association for Respiratory Care
Publication date:
30 September 2011


Restrepo RD, Wettstein R, Wittnebel L,Tracy M (2011) Incentive spirometry: 2011. Respiratory Care 56: 1600-1604.

Incentive spirometry is accomplished by using a device that provides feedback when the patient inhales at a predetermined flow or volume and sustains the inflation for at least five seconds. It is routinely considered a part of perioperative respiratory therapy strategies to prevent or treat postoperative pulmonary complications following upper abdominal surgical procedures.