]in lab we learned about tracheostomy tubes and endotrach tubes. we learned and received lecture notes on how to suction through the trach tube. the instructor in lab then also mentioned suctioning through the nares (putting some saline on the tip if the suctioning tube and inserting through nose). i am wonderign when you would suction directly by placing sucting tubing into trach tube and when you would insert suction tubing into the nares instead.
thanks for any help
, i am really confused on this!
Apr 5, '05
Suctioning thru the nares is indicated with a lot of upper airway secretions and is also very useful to stimulate a good cough reflex for those patients who just can't seem to get the lower airway secretions moving.
This is of course...assuming the patient has a trach or ETT. and ALWAYS...remember to hyperoxygenate first.
Last edit by mo_louiseRN on Apr 5, '05