correct order in which to suction a patient
- 0Apr 7, '11 by MaryAnn GambinoRNWhen asked wha tis the correct order in which to suction a patient and given nasopharynz, trach and mouth how would you list them in order of sterile_ clean
- 0Apr 7, '11 by P_RN Senior ModeratorNot using the same set up.Sterile Trach first definitely.
New cath set then naso. and then a tonsil tip for the mouth if needed. We had tooth brushes with a suction on the m for the mouth. But these should be 3 distinct procedures and not all at once.
Why do you ask?
- 0Apr 8, '11 by MaryAnn GambinoRNThank You all. It is a test question believe it or not which in my opinion is rediculous.
If your going to suction the mouth is considered the dirties so that should be last. As a rule I was taught that if suctioning nasopharynx no need to suction any further cause your reaching it all, however if coughing is induced you would use separate yankhour for mouth afterwards. If suctioning the trach that sterile and done first followed again by separate yankhour.
Then other articles suggest that nasopharynx suctioned, followed by trach which is bring snot to the trac which is gross