Andrej Vitushka Posted May 2, 2020 Share Posted May 2, 2020 Dear colleagues Just a naïve question. Endotracheal, nasopharyngeal and oral suctioning in infants -- what first, second and third? My idea was 1. Trachea 2. Oropharyngeal 3. Nose. But some colleagues told that oropharyngeal suctioning first because we need to clean upper airways in order to avoid risk of microaspiration by ETT during the endotracheal suctioning. For example guidelines from Ireland https://www.olchc.ie/Healthcare-Professionals/Nursing-Practice-Guidelines/Suctioning-Guideline-Sept-2017.pdf support my opinion. But the other opinion sounds reasonable too. Where the truth? Many thanks! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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