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