When do you suction a tracheostomy?
Suctioning is done when you wake up in the morning and right before you go to bed in the evening. Suctioning is also done after any respiratory treatments. In addition, suctioning may be needed when you: Have a moist cough that does not clear secretions.
What are some indications for tracheostomy tube suctioning?
Indications for suctioning include:
- Audible or visual signs of secretions in the tube.
- Signs of respiratory distress.
- Suspicion of a blocked or partially blocked tube.
- Inability by the child to clear the tube by coughing out the secretions.
- Desaturation on pulse oximetry.
What precautions need to be taken when suctioning the tracheostomy?
Place your thumb over the opening on the catheter to make a vacuum.
- Start pulling out the catheter.
- Do not leave the catheter in longer than 5 seconds.
- Repeat suctioning until your child breathes easily or the lungs sound clear.
- After suctioning is done, throw away the suction catheter and other supplies you used.
Why is Trach suctioning important?
Suctioning clears mucus from the tracheostomy tube and is essential for proper breathing. Also, secretions left in the tube could become contaminated and a chest infection could develop. Avoid suctioning too frequently as this could lead to more secretion buildup.
What are the complications of suctioning?
- 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 types of suctioning?
What are the different types of suctioning?
- Nasal suction (suctioning in the nose)
- Oral suction (suctioning the mouth)
- Nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal suction (suctioning the throat)
- Deep suctioning.
How does a nasogastric suction procedure take place?
The patient sits upright while a lubricated tube is slipped through the nose and down the throat. The patient may be asked to sip water at a certain point in the procedure to facilitate the passage of the tube. If the tube is to be placed into the small intestine, the doctor may use an endoscope to help see where the tube is going.
How is a nasogastric tube removed from the stomach?
The patient may be asked to sip water at a certain point in the procedure to facilitate the passage of the tube. If the tube is to be placed into the small intestine, the doctor may use an endoscope to help see where the tube is going. Once the tube is in place, material can be removed from the stomach or intestines with gentle suction.
What is the purpose of nasogastric intubation?
Purpose. Nasogastric intubation, the insertion of a tube through the nose into the stomach or small intestine, is also done to temporarily feed certain patients. In this case, material is not suctioned out.
How does it feel to have a nasogastric tube inserted?
When a nasogastric tube is inserted, the person may have an X-ray taken to see if the tube is in the right place. Getting a nasogastric tube usually isn’t painful, but it may feel uncomfortable. If playback doesn’t begin shortly, try restarting your device. Videos you watch may be added to the TV’s watch history and influence TV recommendations.