Designed for use by patients having a peak flow between 50 and 800 liters per minute; updated 10/12/10). It measures (PEF) peak expiratory flow which is a vaulable indicator in function and changes in asthma conditions. Peak flows may NOT be used to completely evaluate lung function.
Adult SpiroFlow Peak Flow Manual (PDF)
Patient History Graph (PDF)
A peak flow meter may be used to check your asthma like a blood pressure cuff is used to check high blood pressure. In order to help your physician provide the most appropriate treatment, proper use of the SpiroFlow� is essential.
How does monitoring peak flow improve my asthma care?
Monitoring peak flow helps your physician and other health care providers evaluate how well your asthma is being controlled. Always take the peak flow meter and daily recorder chart to doctor appointments. If you need to go to an emergency room or urgent care, always take your peak flow meter and daily recorder chart. It provides valuable information when treating asthma symptoms or acute episodes.
The 1997 National Heart Lung and Blood Institute in the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program recommended that individuals age five and older with moderate or severe asthma monitor peak flow. Peak flow may NOT be used to completely evaluate lung function. Note: A physician should be involved in the initiation of home peak flow monitoring.