A 72-year-old client post-op abdominal laparoscopy asks the nurse how to use an incentive spirometer. Which of the following statements by the nurse is most appropriate?
“You don’t have to worry about using that, you don’t have pneumonia.”
“Incentive spirometry should be performed at least twice a shift.”
“Start by letting out all your breath then slowly inhale into the mouthpiece.”
“In order to use it properly, you must blow into the mouthpiece as hard as you can.”
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