# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Patient Care Technician Task 1596691739

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Assist the patient with incentive spirometry.

Definition

Assistance should include the use of an incentive spirometer, which is a breathing exerciser used to help with deep breaths and keep the lungs clear after surgery. Deep-breathing exercises help open the air sacs in the lungs and may reduce the chance of developing breathing problems (e.g., pneumonia) after surgery.

Process/Skill Questions

  • How often should the incentive spirometer be used?
  • Who does the initial teaching?

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