Here are HealthCare4All’s Top 4 Peak Flow Meters

 

what is the best peak flow meter
HealthCare4All’s Top 4 Peak Flow Meters

 

As I lay in bed aching from head to toe with ‘The Flu‘ a few weeks ago, I thought with so many respiratory problems around at this time of year why not tell you about my favourite Peak Flow meters. HealthCare4all.co.uk has a great selection to choose from.

So what is Peak Flow?

Very simply it is a lung function test to measure how fast you can exhale. You take a full breath in, then blow out as fast as you can into a small, hand-held plastic tube called a peak flow meter. The measurement taken is called your peak flow.

When is it used?

A GP or asthma nurse might use a peak flow test to help see how open your airways are – they often use this test when you first tell them you’re experiencing symptoms that might be asthma. Your GP or asthma nurse should do a peak flow test at every annual asthma review as part of their routine checks.

This test is also useful for monitoring your asthma using a peak flow diary alongside a symptom diary and your asthma action plan. Take a look at www.asthma.org.uk for some more information.

Peak flow readings will vary depending on your age, your height and whether you’re a man or a woman. This test shows how your individual lung function changes.

Although your peak flow reading may be different in the morning or at night, it’s the pattern your scores make that’s important, rather than one score on its own. Most people have a best peak flow reading so you’ll be able to see when your reading goes up and down.

Keeping track of your peak flow whilst monitoring your symptoms can help you spot when your asthma is getting worse and when you need to use your reliever inhaler (usually blue) or get medical help.

eMini-Wright Digital Peak Flow Meter USB Download Version £29.99 (inc VAT)

Peak flow monitoring is a recognised tool in asthma management. Keeping accurate manual peak flow meter records is sometimes difficult, the eMini-Wright brings peak flow monitoring up-to-date. The eMini-Wright is a small, discreet electronic peak flow meter that accurately measures and stores peak flow data. The data can be retrieved and downloaded to a PC. The eMini-Wright reports if a peak flow effort is not part of a reproducible group of readings.

Features and benefits

Highly accurate peak flow measurements; conforms to international standards
Stores 240 readings
Easy to clean by simple wiping
On-screen zoning system
On-screen reporting of poor effort and non-reproducible results
Replaceable battery (CR2032)
Display: Liquid crystal
Size: 95 x 40 x 45mm
Weight: 43gms
Measurement range: 60 to 800 L/min
Resolution: PEF 5L/min
Accuracy: ±10% or 10 L/min – whichever is the greater

Will require a USB “A” to mini “B” cable – not supplied, but readily available from electronics suppliers
The software can be downloaded free of charge from Clement Clarke and is not supplied in the package
Software is compatible with Windows XP (SP3), Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8.

eMini-Wright Digital Peak Flow Meter Standard Version £17.99 (inc VAT)

eMini-Wright-Digital-Peak-Flow-Meter-Standard-Version

Peak flow monitoring is a recognised tool in asthma management. Keeping accurate manual peak flow meter records is sometimes difficult, the eMini-Wright brings peak flow monitoring up-to-date. The eMini-Wright is a small, discreet electronic peak flow meter that accurately measures and stores peak flow data. The eMini-Wright reports if a peak flow effort is not part of a reproducible group of readings.

Highly accurate peak flow measurements; conforms to international standards
Stores 240 readings
Easy to clean by simple wiping
On-screen zoning system
On-screen reporting of poor effort and non-reproducible results
Replaceable battery (CR2032)
Display: Liquid crystal
Size: 95 x 40 x 45mm
Weight: 43gms
Measurement range: 60 to 800 L/min
Resolution: PEF 5L/min
Accuracy: ±10% or 10 L/min – whichever is the greater

N.B. There are 2 models available – BASIC and DOWNLOADABLE. If you intend to transfer your readings to a computer you must ensure you purchase the DOWNLOADABLE version to begin with (not this item).

PikoNet Software & Cradle for Piko-1 and Piko-6 Peak Flow Meters £100.00 (inc VAT)

PikoNet Software & Cradle for Piko-1 and Piko-6 Peak Flow Meters

  • Professional version – suitable for home or professional use
  • Compatible with the Piko-1 and Piko-6 peak flow meters.
  • Simplicity. Easily download data via infrared port on PiKo and cradle.
  • Graphical Customization. Viewed parameters selectable for table and graphs as well as dates, data, scales, and zones. Graphical data selectable for morning, afternoon, or all day.
  • Intelligent Design. PiKoNET configures PiKos with zones and reference values. Automatically calculates diurnal varition and links serial number(s) of PiKo(s) to the patient record.
  • Reporting. Reports include patient data, tables, and graphs that can be previewed on screen, printed, or saved as a PDF file on the patient’s record.
  • Records. Patient Records include ID, patient demographics, and reference values.
  • Security. Password protected databases can be created for storing patient records in groups or for trials.
  • Includes software CD, USB interface cradle, manual
  • New version of software (2.1) will work with 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems such as Windows Vista, Windows 7 and 8, but is not compatible with older versions of Windows.
  • The previous version of the software is compatible with the older versions of Windows  (Win 98, ME, 2000, XP) – if you need the older version please specify at the time of ordering.
  • Minimum requirements: 64Mb RAM, 500Mb HDD

Mini Wright Peak Flow Meter LOW Range EU Scale £11.99 (inc VAT

Measures PEF (peak expiratory flow) between 50-400 l/min
Suitable for children and adults with restricted airflow

Features the latest EU scale, developed to improve the management of respiratory disease and adopted across Europe
Includes detachable universal mouthpiece and recording chart

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