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bcassella2007

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bcassella2007 has 6 years experience and specializes in Pediatrics.

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    Ventilator pt chokes on food

    Thank you so much!
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    Ventilator pt chokes on food

    Thank you. I appreciate this response. I'm thinking that the Heimlich would be appropriate in a situation where the obstruction was unable to be removed. I always think of complications that could occur in my pts so I can always be prepared for the worst. I was unable to find anything about this situation online or in txt.
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    Ventilator pt chokes on food

    Thank you for not having a nasty remark.
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    Ventilator pt chokes on food

    Look, I'm just asking for some answers, not smart remarks! My pt is a child. What if SHE eats a hard piece of candy and chokes or eats ANYTHING that you can't suction out w a catheter? Glad I could go to fellow nurses for input. I just wanna make sure that doing the Heimlich won't cause harm. We are supposed to help each other.
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    Ventilator pt chokes on food

    My patient is able to eat food by mouth. Uncuffed trach. I know I would suction but what if it was a jawbreaker that was stuck? I would assume that I'd do the Heimlich maneuver but I've been unable to find any nursing info on this.
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    Ventilator pt chokes on food

    This is prob a very stupid question so I'm sorry. If you have a vent pt and they are able to eat, are you able to perform the Heimlich?
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    PICCS

    :confused:Does anyone know if LPNs are able to initiate or maintain meds or fluids through a PICC line? I already contacted the state board and they told me that laws are being revised and right now it doesn't specify.