Personal Best® Low Range Peak Flow Meter by Respironics looks to help those who cannot obtain a high PEF (peak expiratory flow). The Personal Best measures the peak speed at which you expel air from your lungs (the 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 Personal Best 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, oval mouthpiece, cover that converts to a handle, and built-in color-coded zone system all work to help you manage your asthma. Replace every 2 years. 1-Year Manufacturer's Warranty.
The Personal Best meets or exceeds NAEPP (National Asthma Education and Prevention Program) standards for accuracy, based on ATS (American Thoracic Society) guidelines. The integrated zone management system is NAEPP endorsed.
What Comes with the Personal Best® Low 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 Personal Best® Low 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 Personal Best® Low Range Peak Flow Meter by Respironics
Personal Best® meters meet or exceed National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (NAEPP) Technical Standards for Peak Flow Meters, based on American Thoracic Society (ATS) Standardization of Spirometry, 1994 Update.
|• Measurement Range:||50-390 L/min (Low Range)|
|• Resolution:||5 L/min|
|• Accuracy:||±10% or 20 L/min|
|• Reproducibility:||Less than 5% or 10 L/min|
|• Interdevice Variability:||Less than 10% or 20 L/min|
|• Dimensions:||6.5" L x 2.0" W x 0.08" D|
|• Weight:||3.0 ozs|
OPTIMAL STORAGE CONDITIONS:
|• Peak Flow Meter:||Store at room temperature|
|• Relative Humidity:||30% to 70%|
|• Main Body:||Impact-resistant ABS plastic|
|• Cover and Handle:||High-density polypropylene|
|• Scale:||Hot stamped, alcohol resistant|
Directions for Use:
Please see the Owner's Manual tab for full instructions on using and cleaning the Personal Best® Low Range Peak Flow Meter.
Please follow the manufacturer's instructions for cleaning the peak flow meter. Generally, the device should be cleaned at least every 2 weeks 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.
Personal Best 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. To reduce the risk of cross-contamination during multi-patient screenings, it is recommended that one-way valve Safety disposable mouthpieces (Respironics Part # HS714¹) be used. 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|
|HS756||Personal Best Low Range Peak Flow Meter||08373-0756-00||A4614|