Preparing suctioning equipment and suppliesPPreparing suctioning equipment and suppliesPreparing suctioning equipment and suppliesEnglishRespiratoryChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)Lungs;TracheaRespiratory systemNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+) Hospital healthcare providersNA2017-06-29T04:00:00ZReshma Amin, MD, FRCPC, MSc;Faiza Syed, BHSc, RRT;Tuyen Tran, RRT000Flat ContentHealth A-Z



Preparing suctioning equipment and supplies2929.00000000000Preparing suctioning equipment and suppliesPreparing suctioning equipment and suppliesPEnglishRespiratoryChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)Lungs;TracheaRespiratory systemNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+) Hospital healthcare providersNA2017-06-29T04:00:00ZReshma Amin, MD, FRCPC, MSc;Faiza Syed, BHSc, RRT;Tuyen Tran, RRT000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Whichever method of suctioning you use, you should first be comfortable setting up the <a href="/Article?contentid=2928&language=English">suction machine​</a>, gathering your equipment and knowing which size catheter to use for your tracheostomy tube.</p> <figure class="asset-c-100"> <span class="asset-image-title">Suction machine and supplies</span> <img src="" alt="Supplies for tracheostomy suctioning - a manual syringe, suction catheters and tubing, a suction machine, saline nebules and a mask and gloves to protect the caregiver from droplets" /> </figure> <h2>Setting up the suction machine<br></h2><ol><li>Connect the suction tubing to the canister.</li><li>Check the suction pressure by turning on the unit and covering the end of the tubing with your finger. Look at the number on the gauge, and make sure it is the number set by your healthcare professional.</li><ul><li>Pressure setting for infants: 80-100 mmHg </li><li>Pressure setting for children: 100-120 mmHg</li></ul><li>Attach the correct suction catheter, Yankauer or tip to the tubing.</li><li>Proceed with suctioning.<br></li></ol><h2>What other equipment do I need for suctioning?</h2><h3>Emergency tracheostomy kit</h3><ul><li>Tracheostomy tube with ties attached and obturator of same size </li><li>One size smaller tracheostomy tube with ties attached and obturator (store in a small, well-labelled, clear bag)</li><li>Normal saline nebules</li><li>Water soluble lubricant</li><li>Extra inner cannula, if needed</li><li>Round-ended scissors</li><li>Pre-cut tracheostomy gauze</li><li>Manual suction setup: 20mL syringe with feeding tybe attached (in case the suction machine malfunctions)</li></ul> <figure class="asset-c-100"> <span class="asset-image-title">Emergency tracheostomy kit</span><img src="" alt="Images of emergency tracheostomy supplies listed above" /> </figure> <h3>Additional equipment and supplies</h3><ul><li>Suction machine, tubing and adjuncts</li><li>Sterile, distilled water</li><li>Clean container for flushing solution</li><li>Clean disposable gloves (to avoid direct contact with secretions or organisms from your child; sterile gloves are not needed)</li><li>Hand sanitizer</li><li>Good light source</li><li>Oximeter and probes</li><li>Manual resuscitation bag with tracheostomy adaptor and the appropriate sized mask</li><li>Oxygen, if needed</li><li>Plastic bag</li></ul> <figure class="asset-c-100"><span class="asset-image-title">Additional tracheostomy equipment and supplies </span> <img src="" alt="Images of additional tracheostomy equipment listed above" /> </figure> <h2>What to look for when checking equipment</h2><ol><li>Check your equipment every day to make sure that the:</li><ul><li>suction pressure is set</li><li>filter is clean</li><li>tubing is clean</li><li>canister is clean</li><li>battery is charged.</li></ul><li>Check the size and measure the suction catheter.</li></ol><p>Your healthcare professional will help you determine the best size catheter for your child’s current tracheostomy tube. Please make note of the catheter size and the required pressure setting on the suction machine.</p><p>Size of suction catheter(s) to be used: __________ French </p><p>Suction machine pressure: ____________ mmHg</p> ​ <figure class="asset-c-100"> <span class="asset-image-title"> Types of tracheostomy tube suctioning</span> <img src="" alt="Cross-section anatomy drawing of tip, tube and deep suctioning lengths" /> </figure> <h2>Types of suctioning</h2><p>The following pages teach you how to do:</p><ul><li> <a href="/Article?contentid=2930&language=English">nasal suctioning</a> (suctioning the nose and area behind it)</li><li> <a href="/Article?contentid=2931&language=English"> oral suctioning</a></li><li> <a href="/Article?contentid=2932&language=English"> tip suctioning</a></li><li> <a href="/Article?contentid=2933&language=English"> tube suctioning</a></li><li> <a href="/Article?contentid=2934&language=English"> deep suctioning​</a>.</li></ul> <figure class="asset-c-100"> <span class="asset-image-title"> Types of suction catheters</span> <img src="" alt="Various suction catheters" /> <figcaption class="asset-image-caption">Different catheters may be used for nasal, oral, tip, tube and deep suctioning.</figcaption></figure> <a class="btn btn-primary" href="">Return to trach-vent learning hub</a><br>Preparing suctioning equipment and suppliesTrue

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