Ok tell me if im the only one who's totally grossed out by this!
I take care of a woman with a trach/vent, etc...so she had to go to the hospital last week and while i was there I myself (and another caregiver on a seperate occasion) saw the nurse deep suction her lungs AND then use the same suction catheter, stick it in her mouth and use it to suction oral secretions EWWW im just a nursing student but i thought it was wrong...would you want your lung secretions in your mouth? plus she had a lung infection too so it was even more disgusting. Its called a Yankaeur for a reason!
ahhh just a vent here....
Aug 17, '07
no it was a suction catheter used...not a yankaeur lol (i was saying that the yankaeur should have been used). well if I had a lung infection i wouldnt want the suction catheter used in my mouth again personally if the yankauer is sitting there available. I know its the same secretions but the catheter actually goes into your lungs. meh maybe it was just me that thought it was gross lol
Last edit by student456 on Aug 17, '07