Following surgery, to evaluate the effectiveness of the client’s use of an incentive spirometer, the nurse should determine if the client:
1. Has increased circulation in the extremities.
2. Is ready to ambulate without pain.
3. Has stronger abdominal muscles.
4. Can breathe easier.
Incentive spirometry promotes lung expansion and increasesrespiratory function. When used properly, an incentive spirometer causes sustained maximal inspiration and increased cardiac output.
CN: Reduction of risk potential; CL: Evaluate
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