How do you inline a suction catheter?
Also know, what is an inline suction catheter?
The first one is an 'inline suction catheter' or also named 'closed suction system', which is integrated and connected between the closed circuit from the ventilator(breathing machine) and the Breathing Tube or Endotracheal Tube or the Tracheostomy tube.
Likewise, what is a suction catheter? A suction catheter is a medical device used to extract bodily secretions, such as mucus or saliva from the upper airway. Once you securely attach one end of a catheter to an aspirator or collection canister, the unattached end will be placed directly into a trach tube to extract secretions.
In this way, how far do you insert a suction catheter?
Insert the suction catheter until the centimeter markings on the ETT and the centimeter markings on the suction catheter are aligned. Insert the suction catheter no more than 1 cm further.
How often should inline suction be changed?
Currently, the largest manufacturer of in-line suction catheter systems (Trach Care; Ballard Medical Products, Draper, UT) recommends routinely changing the catheter every 24 h.