Figure 3-9. Semi-Fowler's position.
Provide a clean work area.
Wash your hands.
Open the suction kit and sterile 2 x 2-inch sponges, using the
wrapper to create a sterile field.
Pour 30 to 50 cc of sterile normal saline into the sterile solution
container using aseptic technique.
(10) Turn on the suction unit and set the desired pressure according to
equipment specification or the physician's order.
Put on the sterile gloves.
(12) Attach the sterile suction catheter to the connecting tubing by holding
the catheter in your dominant hand (sterile hand) and the connecting tube in you
nondominant hand (nonsterile hand).
Moisten the suction catheter tip with the sterile normal saline
Instruct an assistant to hyperoxygenate the patient if ordered by