How do you perform endotracheal suctioning?

December 16, 2020 Off By idswater

How do you perform endotracheal suctioning?

Insert the catheter through the nose, tracheostomy tube or endotracheal tube. Do not be aggressive when inserting the tube through the nose. Once the catheter has been inserted to the appropriate depth, apply intermittent suction and slowly withdraw the catheter, using a twirling motion as the catheter is withdrawn.

What is the correct method of suctioning?

Use a clean suction catheter when suctioning the patient. Whenever the suction catheter is to be reused, place the catheter in a container of distilled/sterile water and apply suction for approximately 30 seconds to clear secretions from the inside.

How do you suction a vent patient?

Insert the suction catheter into the endotracheal tube or tracheostomy tube and advance it until it meets the carina (except in the neonatal intensive care unit); this should elicit a cough. Withdraw the catheter 0.5 cm to 1 cm and apply suction. Continue to withdraw the catheter while applying suction.

When suctioning the ETT each pass should not exceed 15 seconds?

Limit each pass to less than 15 seconds. If the patient develops respiratory distress or cardiac decompensation during the suctioning procedure, immediately withdraw the catheter, supply additional oxygen, and deliver manual breaths as needed.

What is suction process?

Suctioning is ‘the mechanical aspiration of pulmonary secretions from a patient with an artificial airway in place’. The procedure involves patient preparation, the suctioning event(s) and follow-up care.

What are the two types of suction?

Nasal suction (suctioning in the nose) Oral suction (suctioning the mouth)

How long should a suction procedure last?

Apply suction for a maximum of 10 to 15 seconds. Allow patient to rest in between suction for 30 seconds to 1 minute.

When during suction procedure should suction be applied?

Suctioning is done when you wake up in the morning and right before you go to bed in the evening. Suctioning is also done after any respiratory treatments. In addition, suctioning may be needed when you: Have a moist cough that does not clear secretions.