Evid Based Nurs 5:51 doi:10.1136/ebn.5.2.51
  • Treatment

Review: several techniques optimise oxygenation during suctioning of patients

 QUESTION: Which methods or techniques optimise benefits and reduce complications when suctioning the airways of intubated, non-intubated, or tracheotomised patients?

Data sources

Published, English language studies were identified by searching Medline (1966–98), EMBASE/Excerpta Medica (1974–96), and CINAHL (1982–97) using the search terms trachea, pharynx, tracheostomy, suction, artificial airway, inflation, and endotracheal, and by searching the Cochrane Library. Bibliographies of retrieved studies were reviewed.

Study selection

Studies were included if they were randomised controlled trials (RCTs), randomised or non-randomised crossover studies, cohort studies, case series, or animal studies (only used to identify adverse effects of suctioning; not used in …

No Related Web Pages

Free Sample

This recent issue is free to all users to allow everyone the opportunity to see the full scope and typical content of EBN.
View free sample issue >>

EBN Journal Chat

The EBN Journal Chat offers readers the opportunity to participate in discussion about research articles and commentaries from Evidence Based Nursing (EBN).

How to participate >>

Don't forget to sign up for content alerts so you keep up to date with all the articles as they are published.

Navigate This Article