Peak Flow Meters
With a peak flow meter, asthma sufferers can monitor their condition daily from the comfort of their homes. The "peak flow rate" refers to the maximum speed at which air can be exhaled from the lungs. When you can report these results to your doctor, you become actively involved in your asthma management, which can lead to a quicker response to your individual needs. See the illustration on the right which demonstrates the proper use of a peak flow meter. Click on the image for information about peak flow meters and managing your asthma using the "zones" system, or visit our Peak Flow Meters Information Page.
From Mini Wright, we have their widely used peak flow meters for sale. They're available with standard and AFS low ranges. The AFS low range is for patients who are unable to obtain a high PEF reading, such as children and those with respiratory problems. We also have a peak flow meter for sale that has a digital readout. It has a compact design and single-button operation. This digital peak flow meter comes with an adapter, peak flow chart and instructions. Our Assess peak flow meters are also available with low or standard ranges, and are made from a durable impact-resistant plastic. Other brands of peak flow meters include Respironics, Airzone, Ferraris and Omron, each with different features.