What is the primary indication for tracheal suctioning?
a.presence of pneumonia
b. presence of atelectasisc. ineffective coughing
d. retention of secretions
retention of secretions
What is the most common complication of suctioning?
a. hypoxemia b. hypotension c. arrhythmias d. infection
How often should patients be suctioned?
a. at least once every 2 to 3 hours
b. whenever they are moved or ambulatedc. when physical findings support the need
d. whenever the charge nurse requests it
What is the normal range of negative pressure to use when suctioning an adult patient?
a. -100 to -120 mm Hg
b. -80 to -100 mm Hg
c. -60 to -80 mm Hg
d. -20 to -30 mm Hg
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