Catatan

Tunjukkan catatan dari April, 2013

Tracheal cuff pressure measurement

Imej
Tracheal cuff pressure measurement: Results How often should you measure cuff pressure?
At least every 4 hoursAt least once each shiftAt least every 8 hoursAt least once a dayRationale: Measuring cuff pressure at least every 8 hours helps to ensure airway sealing.

Where should you place the stethoscope diaphragm when auscultating for an air leak?
Over the tracheaOver the sternumOver the diaphragmOver the lung apexRationale: Positioning the stethoscope diaphragm over the trachea optimizes your chances of auscultating sounds from an air leak.

What should you do if you don't hear an air leak?
Gather your equipment because the cuff is adequately inflated.Completely deflate the cuff and then reinflate until you don't hear an air leak.Slowly release air from the cuff until the manometer reads 15 to 18 mm Hg.Slowly release air from the cuff until you hear an air leak and then add air until you don't hear a leak.Rationale: Slowly releasing air from the cuff until y…