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Elsevier Science

Intensive Crit Care Nurs. 1993 Mar;9(1):48-54. doi: 10.1016/0964-3397(93)90009-m.

Performing endotracheal suction on children: a literature review and implications for nursing practice.

Intensive & critical care nursing

A M Knox

PMID: 8485350 DOI: 10.1016/0964-3397(93)90009-m


The purpose in this paper is to review the literature concerning endotracheal tube suction as a nursing procedure used for children, and to discuss common techniques and problems. From the discussion, recommendations for care are extrapolated in order to minimise discomfort for, and risks to, the patients.

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