• Specializes in MS, PEDI. Has 3 years experience.

Home health trach/vent


Mucous plug

Any thoughts??

heron, ASN, RN

3,505 Posts

Specializes in Hospice. Has 51 years experience.

What are yours?


6 Posts

Specializes in MS, PEDI. Has 3 years experience.

Always look at your patient first

Ask them to cough

Watch the PIP

Suction until SAT's recover

Specializes in NICU, ICU, PICU, Academia. Has 46 years experience.

You certainly don't overshare....


1,467 Posts

You certainly don't overshare....

Didn't have time...patient was desaturating ;)


354 Posts

I am a little confused at what you were wanting to know/vent here...?

Has 33 years experience.

Sounds like it was an issue. Are you familiar with the bag and instill technique?


1,261 Posts

Specializes in PICU. Has 17 years experience.

Suction, bag, and/o change trach or if trach has inner cannula, i.e adult trach, change the inner cannula. If mucus plug suspected change that trach. Be sure to follow your agencies protocol and what they told you.

Is anyone else there to help you change that trach?