Endotracheal suctioning: from principles to practice

  title={Endotracheal suctioning: from principles to practice},
  author={Brenda M Morrow and Merle Joyce Futter and Andrew Charles Argent},
  journal={Intensive Care Medicine},
This paper aims to highlight the physical principles of pressure and flow dynamics underlying endotracheal suctioning, to demonstrate these on a simple illustrative model and to discuss the clinical implications of these principles for paediatric practice. Prospective in vitro study. Paediatric intensive care unit of a tertiary, academic hospital. The peak pressure change (ΔP) obtained in a “bag-in-box” model was recorded during suctioning, using different combinations of endotracheal tube (ETT… CONTINUE READING


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