CC/ cplx situation
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- Oral & Nasal
- tubes (ETT)
- Adult sizes
- Cuff inflation
- Cuff deflation
ETT that can Zap the VAP
Sub-glottic suction port allows evacuation of secretions that lie on top of the inflated cuff
Artificial Airways: Nursing priorities
What is the BEST way to determine if a patient needs suctioning?
1.Auscultate for crackles in the bases
- 2.Auscultate the upper airways for
- coarse rhonci.
- Evaluate the SpO
- for a declining %
- Assess the chest for unequal rise with
Securing the ETT: Safety!
Bite block can prevent occlusion
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