An observational study on the open-system endotracheal suctioning practices of critical care nurses.

@article{Kelleher2008AnOS,
  title={An observational study on the open-system endotracheal suctioning practices of critical care nurses.},
  author={Se{\'a}n Kelleher and Tom Andrews},
  journal={Journal of clinical nursing},
  year={2008},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={360-9}
}
AIM AND OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to investigate open system endotracheal suctioning (ETS) practices of critical care nurses. Specific objectives were to examine nurses' practices prior to, during and post-ETS and to compare nurses' ETS practices with current research recommendations. BACKGROUND ETS is a potentially harmful procedure that, if performed inappropriately or incorrectly, might result in life-threatening complications for patients. The literature suggests that… CONTINUE READING