Accuracy of Endotracheal Tube Cuff Pressure Adjustment by Fingertip Palpation after Training of Intensive Care Unit Nurses

@inproceedings{Maboudi2013AccuracyOE,
  title={Accuracy of Endotracheal Tube Cuff Pressure Adjustment by Fingertip Palpation after Training of Intensive Care Unit Nurses},
  author={Aptin Maboudi and Hamidreza Abtahi and M. Javad. Hosseini and Amin Tamadon and Enayat Safavi},
  booktitle={Iranian Red Crescent medical journal},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Untrained fingertip palpation has been shown to be unable to adjust endotracheal tube (ET) cuff pressure in most intubated patients. OBJECTIVE We determined the impact of a training course of ETT cuff adjustment by palpation in attaining a safe cuff inflation pressure. PATIENTS AND METHODS Twenty-five nurses were asked to adjust the ETT cuff pressure to 25 cmH2O by palpation on three different patients in seven sessions (S1-S7): before training, two hours and two days after first… CONTINUE READING