Medline Voldyne Incentive Spirometer is helpful in the measurement of volume. Filter screen which is fitted in the device helps in avoiding foreign matters reaching to the patient.
Medline Voldyne Incentive Spirometer
Brand/Manufacturer: MEDLINE INDUSTRIES
What are lung capacity spirometers?
A spirometer is an apparatus for measuring the volume of air inspired and expired by the lungs. It helps in measuring ventilation, the movement of air into and out of the lungs. The spirogram will identify two different types of abnormal ventilation patterns, obstructive and restrictive. There are various types of spirometers available with us which use a number of different methods for measurement (pressure transducers, ultrasonic, water gauge).
A Spirometer is used to diagnose the following conditions:
- restrictive lung disease (such as interstitial pulmonary fibrosis)
- other disorders affecting lung function
They help doctors and medical professionals to monitor chronic lung conditions or to check whether your current treatment is improving your breathing or not .
Advantages of Incentive Spirometer
- Spirometer is made to provide large inspired volumes.
- Its expandable tube helps patients in getting comfortable during treatments. This tube can get removed at the time of storing device.
- Flow indicator helps in inhalation and green flow indicator helps patients in seeing final results.
Preparing for a Spirometry Test
- Do not smoke for at least one hour before a Spirometry test. Avoid alcohol that day as well.
- Eating a large meal could also impact your ability to breathe.
- Don’t wear restrictive clothing that’s so tight that it could impact your breathing.
- Your doctor may also provide instructions about whether or not you should avoid using inhaled breathing medications or other medications prior to the test.
Spirometry tests are taken for the following measurements:
- Forced vital capacity (FVC). This is the largest amount of air that you can forcefully exhale after breathing in as deeply as you can. A lower than normal FVC reading indicates restricted breathing.
- Forced expiratory volume (FEV). This is how much air you can force from your lungs in one second. This reading helps your doctor assess the severity of your breathing problems. Lower FEV-1 readings indicate more significant obstruction.