Wednesday, September 23, 2015

suck and twirl

Taught suctioning all day. Eight 50-minute sessions. Oral and tracheal suctioning, sputum specimen collection, and applying sterile gloves.

Lubricate the tubing, insert into the tracheostomy, twirl and apply suction as you withdraw the tubing. You have 15 seconds. Allow the patient to rest for at least 30 seconds, applying oxygen if needed. You may reinsert twice.

Tomorrow is cardiac landmarks: all pigs eat too much.