SOLUTIONS TO EXERCISES, LESSON 4
Suctioning. (para 4-1a)
Hemorrhage and edema.
Infections in the lungs.
Cardiac arrest. (para 4-2b)
Sizes 12 and 14 catheters.
Place your thumb over the end of the suction tube and observe the pressure
gauge. (para 4-2h(2))
On the portable unit, it is 7 to 15 inches of Hg.
On the wall-mounted unit, it is 120 to 150 mm Hg.
Notify the supervisor before continuing.
Turn on the suction apparatus with the ungloved hand. Hold the catheter in the
gloved hand and insert the tip in a basin of sterile water. Place the thumb over the
suction port and observe the saline entering the drainage bottle. (para 4-2n)
Insert the catheter into the patient's nose, without suction, 3 to 5 inches. Apply
suction (no more than 15 seconds). Withdraw the catheter using a rotating
motion. (para 4-3b)
Have him to cough and bring up secretions to the back of the throat so they can be
easily removed. (para 4-3a(1))
Insert the tip in the sterile solution and suction the solution through the catheter.
Measure from the patient's nose to the tip of his ear, then to the larynx.
The patient's right nostril. (para 4-3c(3))
Color change or increased pulse rate. (para 4-3c(7))
b. (para 4-2c(1)(a))
End of Lesson 4