Peak flow meter technique

Peak flow meter techniqueCreated OnApril 14, 2020Last Updated OnApril 14, 2020byadmin You are here: Main OSCE common in exam Peak flow meter technique < All Topics Table of Contents Peak Flow Meter Technique Step/Task Pass Borderline Fail 1. Explain to the patient that they should be checking their PEFR regularly, particularly if their asthma is worse than usual.       2. Wash Hands       3. Connect a clean mouthpiece       4. Ensure the marker is set to zero       5. Stand up or sit upright       6. Take as deep a breath in as you can and hold it       7. Place the mouthpiece in your mouth and form as tight a seal as possible around it with your lips.       8. Breathe out as hard as you can.       9. Observe and record the reading       10. Repeat the process 3-4 times and record the highest reading       11. Note down the reading in a diary to allow comparison with readings on other days       12. Once you have discussed the process with the patient, you should show the patient how to perform the measurement. Do this by measuring your own PEFR.       13. Once the technique has been demonstrated, ask the patient to show you how they would perform the measurement themselves. Make sure they are doing it correctly, and resolve any mistakes which they might be making       14. Finish by asking the patient if they have any questions or concerns about either their asthma or taking their PEFR measurement      

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