Suctioning

by Cathy Parkes December 23, 2020 Updated: September 15, 2021

When performing suctioning, apply suction intermittently while withdrawing the catheter and rotating it for 10-15 seconds. For endotrachial suctioning, hyperoxygenate patient prior to suctioning. Use a suction pressure between 120 - 150 mmHg.

When performing suctioning, apply suction intermittently while withdrawing the catheter and rotating it for 10-15 seconds.

For endotracheal suctioning, hyperoxygenate patient prior to suctioning. Use a suction pressure between 120 - 150 mmHg



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