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How to suction via a tracheostomy

How to suction via a tracheostomy

How to suction via a tracheostomy

Nicola Credland
Nicola Credland
on behalf of ICNus

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Launch date: 27 Sep 2018
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Last updated: 31 Oct 2018

Reference: 192666

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Description

Patients with a tracheostomy tube may be unable to cough adequately to expel pulmonary secretions. Therefore, tracheal suction is essential in managing secretions and maintaining respiratory function and a patent airway. This How to module provides nurses with information on how to suction via a tracheostomy.

Tracheal suction reduces the risk of pulmonary consolidation and atelectasis that may lead to inadequate ventilation.

Respiratory assessment of the patient should be carried out to identify when tracheal suction is required.
A suction pressure of 80-120mmHg is recommended, and suction should last no longer than 15 seconds.
Reassurance and support should be given to the patient to minimize any discomfort and distress that may result from tracheal suction.

Objectives

Objective 1: List the preparatory steps and equipment required for tracheal suctioning.
On completion of this course you will be able to list the preparatory steps and equipment required for tracheal suctioning.
Objective 2: Discuss signs and symptoms that indicate the need for tracheal suctioning as well as the risks associated with the procedure.
On completion of this course you will be able to discuss signs and symptoms that indicate the need for tracheal suctioning as well as the risks associated with the procedure.
Nicola Credland

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Nicola Credland
on behalf of ICNus

Specialist lecturer practitioner in adult intensive care, University of Hull, Hull, England.

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This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  • 0.25 Hours

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