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How do you do line suction?

How do you use a catheter suction?

This releases the suction. Pressure insert the tip of the catheter. Into the sterile water basin block the thumb port and suction water through the catheter.

How far do you insert a suction catheter?

Without applying suction (finger off of the suction vent), insert the catheter about six inches into the tracheotomy opening, or until you detect resistance. Begin suctioning by covering the suction vent. Remove the catheter, then rotate it with a slow and even motion. Apply suction as you withdraw.

How do you suction a tube?

Use your dominant hand to insert the tip of the suction catheter into the hub of the trach tube. Continue to advance the catheter to your patients safe suction depth.

What is the best position for suctioning?

3. Position patient in semi-Fowler’s position with head turned to the side. This facilitates ease of suctioning. Unconscious patients should be in the lateral position.

How many seconds do you suction a patient?

Do not suction too long! The maximum suction time should only be 15 seconds. After suctioning, re-oxygenate the patient.

What is the normal suctioning pressure?

Suction pressure should be kept at less than 200 mmHg in adults. It should be set at 80 mmHg to 120 mmHg in neonates.

Do you remove inner cannula before suctioning?

When suctioning through a tracheostomy tube with an inner cannula, do not remove the cannula. The inner cannula remains in place during suctioning so that the outer cannula does not collect secretions. If oropharyngeal or nasal suctioning is required, complete after tracheal suctioning. Discard suction catheter.

How do you use a suction machine on a patient?

Level place the finger onto the safety hole on the Yankee house sucker and verify the suction level by using your finger. The machine may now be used in accordance with your doctor's. Instructions.

How far should a suction catheter be inserted into an ETT or tracheostomy tube?

Measurement of Length to Suction

Suction should only be to the tip of the ETT, and should never exceed more than 0.5cm beyond the tip of the ETT, to prevent mucosal irritation and injury.

What happens if you suction too deep?

Deep suctioning goes in further than the end of the trach tube. Use deep suctioning only for emergencies when premeasured suctioning does not work or you have to do CPR. Since the suction tube goes in much deeper, deep suctioning can hurt the airway (trachea).

What complications can occur if suctioning is done incorrectly?


  • Suctioning can stimulate the vagal nerve, predisposing the patient to bradycardia and hypoxia.
  • Hypoxia can be profound from occlusion, interruption of oxygen supply, and prolonged suctioning.
  • Mucosal trauma, physical injuries, and bleeding can result from blunt or penetrating trauma.

What are the 2 types of suctioning?

Nasal suction (suctioning in the nose) Oral suction (suctioning the mouth)

When should you not use suction?

Contraindications for Oral Suctioning

  1. Hypoxemia – the most critical to remember!
  2. Trauma – do not do more damage to an already sick patient!
  3. Infection – try to keep it clean when working around mucous membranes!
  4. Cardiac Arrhythmias – watch for signs of increased cardiac workload!

When should you not suction a patient?

Prolonged suctioning increases the risk of hypoxia and other complications. Never suction a patient for longer than 15 seconds. Rather than prolonged suctioning, withdraw the catheter, re-oxygenate the patient, and suction again.

Can nurses deep suction?

Shallow and deep suctioning were similar in their effects on HR and BP, but shallow suctioning caused further manipulation of patient’s trachea than deep suctioning method. Therefore, in order to prevent complications, nurses are recommended to perform the endotracheal tube suctioning by the deep method.

Do nurses need an order to suction?

In emergent situations, a provider order is not necessary for suctioning to maintain a patient’s airway. However, routine suctioning does require a provider order. For oropharyngeal suctioning, a device called a Yankauer suction tip is typically used for suctioning mouth secretions.

What should you do before suctioning?

Check the negative pressure each time before suctioning

Occlude the suction tubing prior to suctioning your patient to check that your unit is set to the proper negative pressure. Follow your hospital’s policies to determine the correct amount of negative pressure to be used.

What should be monitored while suctioning?

This should include monitoring of cardiac rate and rhythm, blood pressure, pulse oximetry, airway reactivity, tidal volumes, peak airway pressures, or intracranial pressure (See Table: Assessment pre/during/post suction/outcome measures).

What should you do before and after suctioning?

You must continue to monitor the patient after suctioning, paying close attention to vital signs and behavior. Most agencies recommend oxygenating the patient after suctioning. This is doubly important in patients who exhibit signs of hypoxia prior to or during suctioning. Oxygenate for 60 seconds after suctioning.

How do you suction a patient at home?

Machine. Cover the tip of the suction tube with your finger. If you feel the suction pressure the machine is functioning adjust. The pressure to 80 to 120 mmHg measure the patient's spo2.