Assess® Full Range Peak Flow Meter by Respironics, measures the peak speed at which you expel air from your lungs (called peak expiratory flow or PEF), and is an essential tool in gauging how well your airways are working. The higher the PEF, the more open your airways. The lower the PEF, the more narrow your airways (as in asthma). Using the Assess peak flow meter can help you identify triggers, detect subtle changes, and alert you to asthma flare-ups before they occur. Its large, easy-to read scale, transparent L-shaped construction, removable mouthpiece, and 3 or 4-zone management system using color-coded clips, all work to help you manage your asthma.Replace every 2 years. 1-Year Manufacturer's Warranty.
Assess peak flow meters meet the Technical Standards established by the NAEPP (National Asthma Education and Prevention Program).
What Comes with the Assess® Full Range Peak Flow Meter?
|¹||Please consult your doctor if you are not sure whether to get the Full Range or Low Range model.|
|²||The Assess® Full Range Peak Flow Meter is a single-patient use device. It may also be used as a multi-patient use device with the use of a disposable mouthpiece, but the device will need to be cleaned between each user.|
Specifications for the Assess® Full Range Peak Flow Meter by Respironics
Assess® meters meet or exceed National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (NAEPP) Technical Standards for Peak Flow Meters, based on American Thoracic Society (ATS) Spirometry, 26 waveforms.
|• Measurement Range:||60-8800 L/min (Low Range)|
|• Resolution:||10 L/min|
PERFORMANCE DATA... (ATS Standards, 26 ATS flow-time waveforms):
|• Accuracy:||±10% or 20 L/min (whichever is greater)|
|• Reproducibility:||≤ 5% or 10 L/min (whichever is greater)|
|• Interdevice Variability:||≤ 10% or 20 L/min (whichever is greater)|
|• Dimensions:||8.0" L x 1.5" W x 1.3" D (20.3 x 3.8 x 3.2 cm)|
|• Weight:||2.6 ozs (73.8 g)|
|• Length:||2.25" (5.7 cm)|
|• Outer Diameter (patient end):||0.9" (2.3 cm)|
|• Inside Diameter (meter end):||1.1" (2.8 cm)|
|• Main Body:||Impact-resistant polycarbonate|
|• Moving Parts:||Surgical-grade stainless steel|
|• Scale:||Hot stamped, alcohol resistant|
Directions for Use:
Please see the Owner's Manual tab for full instructions on using and cleaning the Assess® Full Range Peak Flow Meter.
Please follow the manufacturer's instructions for cleaning the peak flow meter. Generally, the device can be cleaned once a week using warm water with a mild liquid soap, then rinsed and air dried. The device is dishwasher safe (top rack). Do not boil or autoclave.
Replace the peak flow meter every 2 years. For multi-patient use, replace more frequently.
Assess peak flow meters are designed and intended for single-patient use. The device may be used for multi-patient use so long as it is cleaned thoroughly after each use and disposable mouthpieces are used. Healthcare providers are reminded to instruct their patients to inhale before placing the instrument to their mouths. Adult and Pediatric Mouthpieces for the Assess Peak Flow Meter (bags of 100) are available through National Allergy Supply. Simply use in place of the reusable mouthpiece that comes with the device.
To further reduce the risk of cross-contamination during multi-patient screenings, one-way valve Safety disposable mouthpieces (Respironics Part # HS713¹) are recommended. The one-way valve prevents patients from inadvertently breathing in air through the meter during PEF testing.
¹ We apologize, but we do not carry this Respironics item.
Below, for your convenience, please find the Part #, Description, and NDC and HCPCS Codes for this device. For information about Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, please visit www.cms.gov. For information about reimbursement from private health plans, please contact your health insurer or plan administrator.
|Part #||Description||NDC Code||HCPCS Code|
|HS710||Assess Full Range Peak Flow Meter||08373-0710-00||A4614|
Click here to see the Owner's Manual for the Assess® Full Range Peak Flow Meter.