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Peak flow meter demonstration

Video by Kamilla Ramdzan on how to use a peak flow meter.

A peak flow meter is an aerosol generating procedure (AGP) and performing should be avoided in healthcare settings when there is a risk of cross-contamination e.g. during the COVID pandemic, if the patient may have an infection like TB. Using ones own peak flow at home is better.

In this video, a healthcare worker demonstrates how to use a peak flow meter.

False high readings can occur if the incorrect technique is used on a peak flow meter e.g. accelerating the airflow by spitting or putting your tongue inside the mouthpiece. (Connelly, 1987)

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