The first part of Medom’s classic suctioning series has been updated with a new look and feel, yet continues to provide healthcare professionals with demonstrations of the fundamentals of airway suctioning. This program describes the anatomy of the airway, demonstrates methods designed to mobilize respiratory secretions, demonstrates nasotracheal suctioning techniques used to remove accumulated secretions, and describes potential complications to monitor.
After viewing this program, the learner should be able to:
• List the physiological effects of accumulated respiratory secretions
• Describe the technique for nasotracheal suctioning and indications for its use
• Identify assessment findings used to establish the need for suctioning
• Name potential complications of the suctioning procedures