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Flashcards in Tracheostomy Deck (10):
1

What are the indications for a tracheotomy ?

Upper airway obstructions ( increased mucous)

2

What is the created opening called?

A stoma

3

What must the nurse always have at the bedside ?

An obturator , a stiff plastic device used for inserting the inner cannula

4

Is suctioning a client with a teach a clean or sterile procedure ?

Sterile

5

What should the nurse always do before suctioning a client with a trach ?

Hyperoxygenate with 100% 02

6

Should suction be applied during insertion of the catheter?

No, this can cause damage to the client

7

What should the nurse always do after suctioning a client with a trach?

Reoxygenate with 100% O2. 2-3 times during inhalation

8

If a client coughs strongly and the trach becomes dislodge , what is the initial nursing action?

Keep airway open by reinserting obturator or grabbing retention sutured. Give O2 if airway lost!

9

If a client is not on a ventilator but has a trach should the inner cuff be inflated ?

No, it should be deflated so as not to block airway

10

What is a tracheostomy ?

A surgical procedure that creates an open airway in the trachea

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