How to Use an AirLife Inhaler
The AirLife Volumetric Incentive Spirometer is used by patients who have had lung, heart or other surgeries in which anesthesia has been administered for an extended period of time. The inhaler allows the patient to monitor his breathing exercises, encouraging the proper rate of inspiration and improving lung function.
Slide the adjustable goal indicator to the volume level recommended by your doctor.
Hold the inhaler in an upright position and exhale.
Place your lips around the mouthpiece.
Inhale slowly and deeply. Try to raise the ball or piston to the level of the indicator.
Remove the mouthpiece and hold your breath for at least 10 seconds, then exhale. Repeat, as recommended by your doctor.
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