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Peak Flow Meter, adult, 50-800 L/min
Peak Flow Meter, child, 50-400 L/min
A peak flow meter is a handheld medical device used to measure the peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR) of a person’s breath. It is commonly used by individuals with asthma or other respiratory conditions to monitor and manage their lung function. The peak flow meter measures the maximum speed at which a person can exhale air from their lungs, which can provide valuable information about the condition of the airways.
Key features of a peak flow meter include:
Measurement Scale: The peak flow meter typically has a numbered scale that represents the flow rate in liters per minute (L/min). The user blows into the device, and the indicator on the scale moves to a specific point based on the force and speed of the exhaled breath.
Color-Coded Zones: To make it easier for individuals to interpret their results, peak flow meters often have color-coded zones. These zones are associated with different levels of lung function, ranging from green (normal or good) to yellow (caution) to red (warning or poor). Users can compare their readings to these zones to assess their respiratory status.
Adjustable Mouthpiece: Some peak flow meters come with adjustable or interchangeable mouthpieces, allowing for customization based on the user’s preference or comfort.
Compact and Portable Design: Peak flow meters are designed to be portable and easy to use at home or on the go. They are often small, lightweight, and can be carried in a pocket or purse.
Recording Capability: Some peak flow meters come with the option to record and track measurements over time. This can be useful for both individuals and healthcare professionals to monitor changes in lung function and adjust treatment plans accordingly.
Single-Use Mouthpieces: In healthcare settings, disposable mouthpieces may be used to minimize the risk of cross-contamination between different users.
Individuals with asthma or other respiratory conditions often use peak flow meters as part of their self-management plan. Regular monitoring of peak flow can help users identify changes in lung function, anticipate asthma attacks, and adjust medication or other interventions as needed. Healthcare professionals may also use peak flow measurements to assess the effectiveness of treatment and make informed decisions about patient care.
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