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.
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.
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.