Tracheostomy Suctioning and Care Skills

Tracheostomy Care/Tracheostomy Suctioning Procedure Purpose:to ensure and maintain a patent airway and help prevent infection. Equipment: sterile tracheostomy care tray with 2 trays sterile suction catheter trach dressing gauze sponges drape trach ties brush forceps pipe cleaner gloves Also need: cleaning solution; normal saline/sterile water; suction apparatus; sterile saline for instillation; anesthesia bag for hyperventilation prior to and after suctioning; […]

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Pneumonia and the various types and treatments

    Pneumonia Pathophysiology: Pneumonia is an infection that inflames the air sacs in one or both lungs. It can be bacterial, viral or even fungal. Bacterial pneumonia has a faster onset than viral. Community Acquired Pneumonia (CAP) is generally found in persons¬†WHO HAVE NOT recently been in the hospital or other health care facility. ¬†Hence, CAP has been acquired […]

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The best ABG video

    Please see the following video. It is a pretty good and quick way to read ABG’s. Blood gases Blood gases are a measurement of how much oxygen and carbon dioxide are in your blood. They also determine the acidity (pH) of your blood. How the Test is Performed Usually, blood is taken from an artery. In some cases, […]

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