Incentive spirometry or bubbles: Encouraging deep breathing to clear the lungsIIncentive spirometry or bubbles: Encouraging deep breathing to clear the lungsIncentive spirometry or bubbles: Encouraging deep breathing to clear the lungsEnglishRespiratoryPreschooler (2-4 years);School age child (5-8 years);Pre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)LungsLungsNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2014-06-25T04:00:00Z8.0000000000000068.3000000000000703.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Learn how your child can exercise their lungs to reduce the risk of breathing problems.</p><p>An incentive spirometer is a device that provides exercise to the <a href="https://pie.med.utoronto.ca/htbw/module.html?module=lung-child">lungs</a>. It does this by encouraging deep breaths with the movement of the diaphragm, the muscle between the lungs and abdomen (tummy).</p><p>Deep breathing exercises help open the air sacs in the lungs and may reduce the risk of:</p><ul><li>breathing problems such as <a href="/Article?contentid=784&language=English">pneumonia</a> after surgery</li><li>acute chest syndrome in patients with <a href="/Article?contentid=745&language=English">sickle cell disease</a>.</li></ul> ​<h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>An incentive spirometer is a device that helps your child exercise their lungs.</li> <li>Deep breaths with an incentive spirometer reduce the risk of breathing problems such as pneumonia after surgery or, in patients with sickle cell disease, acute chest syndrome.</li> <li>If your child can use an incentive spirometer, they should take 10 deep breaths every hour.</li> <li>Your child may need to avoid using an incentive spirometer if they are in too much pain or need more oxygen after using the device. A physiotherapist may need to assess your child before using an incentive spirometer if they have a history of asthma or they are wheezing.</li> <li>If your child is under age five or cannot use an incentive spirometer for another reason, they should blow bubbles for two to three minutes every hour.</li> </ul><h2>How to use an incentive spirometer</h2> <ol> <li>Have your child sit up straight.</li> <li>Hold the incentive spirometer in an upright position. The incentive spirometer has different levels and contains a ball that rises when your child takes a deep breath in.</li> <li>Have your child place the mouthpiece in their mouth and hold it there with their lips closed tightly.</li> <li>Starting at level 0, have your child take 10 slow, deep belly breaths while they keep their head and shoulders still. For each breath, your child should raise the ball in the incentive spirometer to the top and hold it there for two seconds before breathing out.</li> <li>After your child takes the 10 deep breaths in and out, have them cough to help clear any mucus. If it hurts your child to cough, you can hold a pillow firmly against their chest to help ease any pain.</li> </ol> <p>Your child should take 10 breaths every hour that they are awake.</p> <h2>When it may not be appropriate to use an incentive spirometer</h2> <p>Your child may need to avoid using an incentive spirometer if:</p> <ul> <li>their breathing is more difficult when they use the device</li> <li>they need more oxygen after using the device</li> <li>they are in too much pain</li> <li>they do not know how to use the device.</li> </ul><h2>When a physiotherapist should assess your child before using an incentive spirometer</h2> <p>Sometimes a physiotherapist will first need to check that an incentive spirometer is the right option for your child. Your child will be assessed if:</p> <ul> <li>they are wheezing</li> <li>they have a history of asthma</li> <li>they have pneumothorax (air around the lungs) when they are due to use the device</li> <li>there is not enough oxygen in their lungs (the oxygen level is 90 per cent or less when they are breathing room air, without receiving extra oxygen).</li> </ul> <p>If your child is under age five or cannot use the spirometer for one of the reasons listed above, bubbles might be more appropriate for them.</p>
Spirométrie incitative ou bulles : encourager la respiration profonde pour dégager les poumonsSSpirométrie incitative ou bulles : encourager la respiration profonde pour dégager les poumonsIncentive spirometry or bubbles: Encouraging deep breathing to clear the lungsFrenchRespiratoryPreschooler (2-4 years);School age child (5-8 years);Pre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)LungsLungsNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2014-06-25T04:00:00Z8.0000000000000068.0000000000000755.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Apprenez comment votre enfant peut faire travailler ses poumons de manière à réduire le risque de problèmes respiratoires.</p><p>Un spiromètre d’incitation est un appareil qui sert à faire travailler les poumons en encourageant des respirations profondes avec le mouvement du diaphragme, le muscle qui se trouve entre les poumons et l’abdomen (ventre).</p><p>Les exercices de respiration profonde aident à ouvrir les sacs d’air dans les poumons et peuvent réduire les risques suivants :</p><ul><li>problèmes respiratoires comme la <a href="/Article?contentid=784&language=French">pneumonie</a> après une intervention chirurgicale;</li><li>syndrome thoracique aigu chez les patients atteints d’<a href="/Article?contentid=745&language=French">anémie falciforme</a>.</li></ul><h2>À retenir</h2><ul><li>Un spiromètre d’incitation est un appareil qui aide votre enfant à faire travailler ses poumons.</li><li>De profondes respirations avec un spiromètre d’incitation réduisent le risque de développer des problèmes respiratoires comme la pneumonie après une intervention chirurgicale ou, chez les patients qui souffrent d’anémie falciforme, un syndrome thoracique aigu.</li><li>Si votre enfant peut utiliser un spiromètre d’incitation, il devrait prendre dix respirations profondes toutes les heures.</li><li>Votre enfant devra peut-être éviter d’utiliser un spiromètre d’incitation s’il a trop mal ou aura besoin de plus d’oxygène après avoir utilisé l’appareil. Un physiothérapeute devra peut-être évaluer votre enfant avant qu’il n’utilise un spiromètre d’incitation s’il a des antécédents d’asthme ou s’il a une respiration sifflante.</li><li>Si votre enfant a moins de cinq ans ou s’il ne peut pas utiliser un spiromètre d’incitation pour une autre raison quelconque, il devrait souffler des bulles pendant deux ou trois minutes toutes les heures.</li></ul><h2>Comment utiliser un spiromètre d’incitation</h2><ol><li>Demandez à votre enfant de s’asseoir droit.</li><li>Tenez le spiromètre d’incitation en position verticale. L’appareil a différents niveaux et contient une balle qui s’élève quand votre enfant prend une inspiration profonde.</li><li>Demandez-lui de placer l’embout de l’appareil dans sa bouche et de le tenir fermement entre ses lèvres.</li><li>En commençant par le niveau 0, demandez-lui de prendre dix respirations lentes et profondes par le ventre, en gardant la tête et les épaules immobiles. Pour chaque inspiration, il devrait faire lever la balle qui se trouve dans le spiromètre jusqu’en haut et la maintenir dans cette position pendant deux secondes avant d’expirer.</li><li>Une fois qu’il a inspiré et expiré dix fois, demandez-lui de tousser pour se débarrasser de tout mucus. S’il a mal quand il tousse, vous pouvez presser un oreiller fermement contre sa poitrine pour soulager la douleur.</li></ol><h2>Quand l’usage d’un spiromètre d’incitation peut ne pas être approprié</h2><p>Votre enfant devrait éviter d’utiliser un spiromètre d’incitation dans les cas suivants :</p><ul><li>Il a plus de difficulté à respirer quand il utilise l’appareil.</li><li>Il a besoin de plus d’oxygène après avoir utilisé l’appareil.</li><li>Il a trop mal.</li><li>Il ne sait pas comment utiliser l’appareil.</li></ul><h2>Quand un physiothérapeute devrait examiner votre enfant avant qu’il n’utilise un spiromètre d’incitation</h2><p>Parfois, un physiothérapeute devra d’abord vérifier qu’un spiromètre d’incitation est la bonne option pour votre enfant. Votre enfant devra se faire examiner dans les cas suivants :</p><ul><li>s’il a une respiration sifflante;</li><li>s’il a des antécédents d’asthme;</li><li>s’il a un pneumothorax (accumulation d’air autour des poumons) au moment où il est censé utiliser l’appareil;</li><li>s’il n’y a pas assez d’oxygène dans ses poumons (le niveau d’oxygène est de 90 p. cent ou moins lorsqu’il respire l’air ambiant, sans apport d’oxygène supplémentaire).</li></ul><p>Si votre enfant a moins de cinq ans ou s’il ne peut pas utiliser un spiromètre pour une des raisons susmentionnées, les bulles seront peut-être plus appropriées pour lui.</p>

 

 

 

 

Incentive spirometry or bubbles: Encouraging deep breathing to clear the lungs981.000000000000Incentive spirometry or bubbles: Encouraging deep breathing to clear the lungsIncentive spirometry or bubbles: Encouraging deep breathing to clear the lungsIEnglishRespiratoryPreschooler (2-4 years);School age child (5-8 years);Pre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)LungsLungsNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2014-06-25T04:00:00Z8.0000000000000068.3000000000000703.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Learn how your child can exercise their lungs to reduce the risk of breathing problems.</p><p>An incentive spirometer is a device that provides exercise to the <a href="https://pie.med.utoronto.ca/htbw/module.html?module=lung-child">lungs</a>. It does this by encouraging deep breaths with the movement of the diaphragm, the muscle between the lungs and abdomen (tummy).</p><p>Deep breathing exercises help open the air sacs in the lungs and may reduce the risk of:</p><ul><li>breathing problems such as <a href="/Article?contentid=784&language=English">pneumonia</a> after surgery</li><li>acute chest syndrome in patients with <a href="/Article?contentid=745&language=English">sickle cell disease</a>.</li></ul> ​<h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>An incentive spirometer is a device that helps your child exercise their lungs.</li> <li>Deep breaths with an incentive spirometer reduce the risk of breathing problems such as pneumonia after surgery or, in patients with sickle cell disease, acute chest syndrome.</li> <li>If your child can use an incentive spirometer, they should take 10 deep breaths every hour.</li> <li>Your child may need to avoid using an incentive spirometer if they are in too much pain or need more oxygen after using the device. A physiotherapist may need to assess your child before using an incentive spirometer if they have a history of asthma or they are wheezing.</li> <li>If your child is under age five or cannot use an incentive spirometer for another reason, they should blow bubbles for two to three minutes every hour.</li> </ul><h2>How to use bubbles to exercise the lungs</h2> <ol> <li>Have your child take a deep breath in and blow bubbles out slowly. Continue this for two to three minutes.</li> <li>After they blow out the bubbles, have your child cough to clear any mucus.</li> </ol> <p>Your child should blow bubbles for two or three minutes every hour.</p> <h2>What else your child can do to help clear their lungs</h2> <p>When your child can get out of bed safely, they should try sitting in a chair for all their meals and take frequent walks within their room or in the hallway. Any activity will help your child to breathe deeply and cough to clear any mucus.</p> <h2>Deep breathing exercises at home</h2> <p>Your child may need to do breathing exercises at home. Their health care team will give you exact instructions for using the incentive spirometer or bubbles at home.</p><h2>How to use an incentive spirometer</h2> <ol> <li>Have your child sit up straight.</li> <li>Hold the incentive spirometer in an upright position. The incentive spirometer has different levels and contains a ball that rises when your child takes a deep breath in.</li> <li>Have your child place the mouthpiece in their mouth and hold it there with their lips closed tightly.</li> <li>Starting at level 0, have your child take 10 slow, deep belly breaths while they keep their head and shoulders still. For each breath, your child should raise the ball in the incentive spirometer to the top and hold it there for two seconds before breathing out.</li> <li>After your child takes the 10 deep breaths in and out, have them cough to help clear any mucus. If it hurts your child to cough, you can hold a pillow firmly against their chest to help ease any pain.</li> </ol> <p>Your child should take 10 breaths every hour that they are awake.</p> <h2>When it may not be appropriate to use an incentive spirometer</h2> <p>Your child may need to avoid using an incentive spirometer if:</p> <ul> <li>their breathing is more difficult when they use the device</li> <li>they need more oxygen after using the device</li> <li>they are in too much pain</li> <li>they do not know how to use the device.</li> </ul><h2>When a physiotherapist should assess your child before using an incentive spirometer</h2> <p>Sometimes a physiotherapist will first need to check that an incentive spirometer is the right option for your child. Your child will be assessed if:</p> <ul> <li>they are wheezing</li> <li>they have a history of asthma</li> <li>they have pneumothorax (air around the lungs) when they are due to use the device</li> <li>there is not enough oxygen in their lungs (the oxygen level is 90 per cent or less when they are breathing room air, without receiving extra oxygen).</li> </ul> <p>If your child is under age five or cannot use the spirometer for one of the reasons listed above, bubbles might be more appropriate for them.</p><img alt="" src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/incentive_spirometry.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/incentive_spirometry.jpgIncentive spirometry or bubbles: Encouraging deep breathing to clear the lungsFalse