continuous aspiration of subglottic secretions


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continuous aspiration of subglottic secretions

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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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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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