Respironics Assess Peak Flow Meter with Asthma Management Zone System
Measure airway obstruction easily, accurately, and cost-effectively. Peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR) provides an objective clinically relevant measurement of airflow-at a fraction of the cost , bulk, and inconvenience of conventional spirometry. And when seconds count, you can count on ASSESS to deliver those measurements with superior accuracy and reproducibility. Everything about ASSESS from its easy-to-use design, to its easy-to-read scale, to its transparent construction that encourages regular cleaning, to its virtually indestructible polycarbonate body-is designed to make it work better and last longer.
Features: Assess is a leading peak flow meter in U.S. hospitals because of its accuracy and durability.
Design: L-shaped design facilitates patient training and encourages correct posture for monitoring.
Construction: Sturdy, durable, clear impact resistant construction promotes ongoing cleaning and maintenance.- Zone Clips Flexible zone clips provide a three- or four-zone asthma management system.- Mouthpiece Safety mouthpieces reduce the risk of cross-contamination during multi-patient screening, and the one-way valve prevents patients from inadvertently breathing in air through their meters during peak expiratory flow rate testing.
Caring for Your Meter
Cleaning the Instrument: It is not necessary to clean your personal meter after each use. Once each week should be enough. Cleaning is simple and is important to maintain the accuracy of Assess.- The removable white mouthpiece can be cleaned by rinsing with warm water and thoroughly drying.- The whole instrument can also be cleaned by rinsing with warm water and a mild liquid soap. Then, rinse the meter with clean warm water. Shake out the water and let the instrument air dry before use.- Assess can be safely cleaned on the top rack only of your dishwasher. After dishwashing, shake out any remaining water and allow to air dry thoroughly before use.- Never boil the instrument.
Checking Your Meter: You should examine your meter periodically to see if it is functioning properly. Since Assess is made of clear plastic, it is easy to see if it is operating correctly. A damaged meter should not be used.