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 endotracheal suctioning, hyperoxygenate patient prior to suctioning. Use a suction pressure between 120 - 150 mmHg
A negative nitrogen balance indicates insufficient PROTEIN intake (due to illness, malnutrition, or aging).
It means the patient is using protein faster than it is being synthesized.