Critically ill or injured patients who require a breathing (endotracheal) tube or tracheostomy tube need occasional suctioning to remove secretions from the airway. The respiratory therapist, nurse, or ICU technician suctions a patient by inserting a small flexible tube called a suction catheter into the breathing tube. The purpose of suctioning is to keep the airways clear of secretions and hopefully prevent plugging of the airways.
Suction Catheter W/ Vacuum Control Connector
- Frosted surface for easy insertion
- Appropriate degree of hardness provides kink resistance
- Atraumatic, soft rounded, beveled open tip
- Two lateral eyes with smooth edges
- Colour coded vacuum control connector
- Length: 50 cm
1. What are the types of suction catheters?
Ans: Tip Catheter, Little Suckers, Yankauer Catheter and a long suction catheter.
2. How do you determine what size suction catheter to use?
Ans: The clinician will guide on the right sizes.
3. What is the size of suction catheter used for adults?
Ans: Based on the advice of the clinician the suction catheter size can be determined.
4. What is a suction catheter used for?
Ans: It is used for clearing the mucus and making it essential for clear breathing.
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