Comparison of open and closed suction on safety, efficacy and nursing time in a paediatric intensive care unit.

@article{Evans2014ComparisonOO,
  title={Comparison of open and closed suction on safety, efficacy and nursing time in a paediatric intensive care unit.},
  author={Janine Evans and Sophie Syddall and Warwick Butt and Sharon Kinney},
  journal={Australian critical care : official journal of the Confederation of Australian Critical Care Nurses},
  year={2014},
  volume={27 2},
  pages={70-4; quiz 75-6}
}
BACKGROUND Endotracheal suctioning (ETS) is one of the most common procedures performed in the paediatric intensive care. The two methods of endotracheal suctioning used are known as open and closed suction, but neither method has been shown to be the superior suction method in the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). PURPOSE The primary purpose was to compare open and closed suction methods from a physiological, safety and staff resource perspective. METHODS All paediatric intensive care… CONTINUE READING

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