Is anyone still doing this? I know I stopped doing this with adults long ago. It made no difference to me one way or the other.
Last month our peds told us to stop, said it caused inflammation. I didn't do it that much anyway, but most of the nurses and the RTs still are putting NSS down the ETT, even when I tell them not to they insist that the secretions are too think and the baby needs it!
How about when you are doing nares? I am still putting NSS there to loosen the boogs!