Abstract:IMPORTANCE Incentive spirometers (ISs) were developed to reduce atelectasis and are in widespread clinical use. However, without IS use adherence data, the effectiveness of IS cannot be determined.OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of a use-tracking IS reminder on patient adherence and clinical outcomes following coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery.
DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTSThis randomized clinical trial was conducted from June 5, 2017, to December 29, 2017, at a tertiary referral teaching ho… Show more
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