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Which statement by a nurse would be correct when teaching a patient about incentive spirometer?

Which statement by a nurse would be correct when teaching a patient about incentive spirometer?

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A. Breathe in and out quickly.
B. You need to start using the incentive spirometer 2 days after surgery.
C. Before you do the exercise, I ll give you pain medication if you need it.
D. Don t use the incentive spirometer more than 5 times every hour.
Asked by Penelope, Last updated: Dec 05, 2017

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John Smith

John Smith

Answered on Sep 09, 2016

Before you do the exercise, i\ ll give you pain medication if you need it.-rationale: the nurse should assess the clients pain level before the client does incentive spirometry exercises and administer pain medication as needed. doing so helps the client take deeper breaths and help prevents atelectasis. the client should breathe in slowly and steadily, and hold his breath for 3 seconds after inhalation. the client should start doing incentive spirometry immediately after surgery and aim to do 10 incentive spirometry breaths every hour.client needs category: physiological integrityclient needs subcategory: basic care and comfortcognitive level: applicationreference: smeltzer, s.c., et al. brunner & suddarths textbook of medical-surgical nursing, 11th ed. philadelphia: lippincott williams & wilkins, 2008, p. 729.
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