Postoperative incentive spirometry use.

  title={Postoperative incentive spirometry use.},
  author={Hamid Reza Hassanzadeh and Amit Jain and Eric W. Tan and Benjamin E. Stein and Megan L Van Hoy and Nadine N Stewart and Mesfin A Lemma},
  volume={35 6},
The authors hypothesized that the use of incentive spirometry by orthopedic patients is less than the recommended level and is affected by patient-related factors and type of surgery. To determine its postoperative use, the authors prospectively surveyed all patients in their institution's general orthopedic ward who had undergone elective spine surgery or total knee or hip arthroplasty during a consecutive 3-month period in 2010, excluding patients with postoperative delirium or requiring a… CONTINUE READING