How to Use Your Incentive Spirometer



This video demonstrates how to assemble and use your incentive spirometer, a device that can help improve breathing and clear secretions from the lungs after surgery. You can use this device while sitting upright in a chair or bed. You should use your incentive spirometer ten times per hour while you are awake to prevent pneumonia and other complications. Please refer to the printed materials given to you by your nurse for a detailed description of how to use this device.