continuous aspiration of subglottic secretions


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continuous aspiration of subglottic secretions

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CASS

Suctioning pooled oropharyngeal fluids from the subglottic region just above the cuff of an endotracheal tube. It is a technique used in mechanically ventilated patients to prevent ventilator-associated pneumonias.
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The serendipitous inclusion of the use of continuous suction endotracheal tubes for continuous aspiration of subglottic secretions (CASS) in the CCU may have confounded the study and reduced nosocomial pneumonia rates.
Continuous Aspiration of Subglottic Secretions in Preventing Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia.
Nurses in partnership with the respiratory therapist, must ensure the patency of the dorsal lumen port of a specialized ETT that facilitates the continuous aspiration of subglottic secretions (Davis, 2006; O'Neal, Munro, Grap, & Rausch, 2007).

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