Practices of tracheal suctioning technique among health care professionals for hospitalized adult patients at tertiary care hospital Karachi, Pakistan

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The current study aims to assess tracheal suctioning practices among health care practitioners; nurses, critical care technicians and physiotherapist. Employing literature review as the methodology, multiple databases were searched focusing on three phases of tracheal suctioning (a) the pre suctioning phase, (b) the suctioning phase, (c) the post suctioning phase and complications related to tracheal suctioning. It was concluded that to provide quality care it is important that the evidence based practice guidelines should be followed.


International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship