Coaching on Breathing Exercise by Applying Incentive Spirometer in Post-Operative Patients


  • ขนิษฐา รัตนกัลยา Faculty of Nursing, Chiang Mai University


Post-operative, Breathing exercise, Incentive spirometer, coaching, nursing


Surgery manner especially major surgery as chest, cardiac and abdomen surgery can lead to change lung function, mechanism of respiratory and decrease lung capacity leading to postoperative pulmonary complication, can cause of morbidity and mortality. Breathing exercise by applying incentive spirometer is appreciated and widely apply seem like post-operative standard of care in an attempt to reduce pulmonary complications. Post-operative patient can practice breathing exercise with incentive spirometer by themselves. Coaching is a method which patient to improve knowledge and skill for health behavior achievement. Helping patients to health behavior change is signifcant role of nurses. Thus, nurses should coach post-operative patients to improve knowledge, understanding in applying incentive spirometer and skill in taking breathing exercise by using incentive spirometer correctly for minimizing pulmonary complication so they fnally archive to normal.


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รัตนกัลยา ข. Coaching on Breathing Exercise by Applying Incentive Spirometer in Post-Operative Patients. J Royal Thai Army Nurses [Internet]. 2018 Aug. 30 [cited 2022 Oct. 5];19:1-9. Available from: