Disciplines: Respiratory Therapy

2 Contact Hours

Author(s): Kevin T. Martin, BVE, RRT, RCP
Item#: V7159
Contents: 1 Course Book (28 pages)

Suctioning the Airway

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Item # V7159
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Indications, complications, equipment, continuous-use catheters, and step-by-step procedures are covered in this course on suctioning the airway.

AARC Approval #145524000

Course Objectives
  • Define the two main indications for suctioning of the airway.
  • Define the only absolute contraindication for suctioning.
  • List at least five hazards and complications of suctioning.
  • Describe actions to be taken to prevent and/or minimize the complications of suctioning.
  • Briefly describe the limitations of nasotracheal suctioning.
  • Describe how to determine the effectiveness of the suctioning (outcome).
  • List and describe the monitoring requirements during the suctioning procedure.
  • List the equipment required for nasotracheal or single-use catheter suctioning.
  • List the equipment required for suctioning with a closed-system catheter.
  • Outline the procedure for suctioning with a single-use catheter.
  • Outline the procedure for suctioning with a closed-system catheter.
  • Apply the knowledge gained in this module by completion of a clinical practice exercise.
  • Contact hours will be awarded for up to one (1) year from the date the course is ordered, unless otherwise indicated with an expiration date.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
  • Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that this course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools’ policy not to accept commercial support.
  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.