AR. Bharathi

Department of Nursing, Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research, Selaiyur, Chennai-600073 Tamil Nadu, India


  • Research Article   
    Assess The Effectiveness of Deep Breathing Exercise with Incentive Spirometer on the Respiratory status of Cardio Thoracic and Vascular Patients
    Author(s): AR. Bharathi*

    Incentive spirometer (IS) is a device which inspires the patients to take a deep breath and produce a sustained maximal inspiration for the primary purpose of opening and stabilizing atelectasis areas of the lung. IS is essential to the thoracotomy patients by increasing inspiratory capacity and improves inspiratory muscle strength in patients. IS is designed to mimic natural sighing or yawning by encouraging the patient to take long, slow, deep breaths. People living with chronic lung diseases, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), COVID 19, emphysema and pulmonary fibrosis, experience similar lung disease symptoms. Shortness of breath and decreased lung function make breathing difficult. Dysfunctions of the breathing pattern can be first indicators of a problem within the human body, be it of mechanical, physiological or mental kind. Incorrect breathing can be caused by.. Read More»

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