Perform oropharyngeal suctioning, if possible.
Shut off the suction machine.
Remove your gloves and place them in the waste receptacle.
Determine the patient's airway patency and vital signs.
Assist the patient to a comfortable position.
(27) Discard the suction kit equipment and return all equipment to the
Wash your hands.
Record procedure and report significant observations to the Charge
(a) Time, frequency of the procedure, and name of the person
performing the procedure.
Hyperoxygenation procedure and the equipment used.
(c) Specific assessment parameters including color, amount,
consistency, odor of the secretions, vital signs, and breath sounds.
Instillation of normal saline during the procedure, if possible.
The patient's reaction to the procedure and the position in bed,
(f) The type of respiratory care equipment attached to the
endotracheal tube following the procedure, as appropriate.
Any patient teaching done and the patient's level of