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Airway Maintenance During Seizure w/Trach

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by MILakeGal MILakeGal (New) New

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I recently got a position as a home care nurse for a patient with a Trach and seizure disorder. I know that in patients without a Trach, after ensuring a patients safety, we can turn them on their side so they do not aspirate secretions, but what do we do for patients with trachs? Do we suction during a seizure if necessary? I feel like this goes against the practice of never putting something in their mouth - but ensuring airway patentcy is our priority too? Thank you for your help in advance!  

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