Respiratory Therapy: Bronchial Hygiene Therapy: Equipment and Techniques for Airway Suctioning
9.95
Online
Elective
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Learning Objectives
  • Compare and contrast open (conventional) and closed suctioning techniques utilized in bronchial hygiene therapy.
  • List and describe the following relative to suctioning: indications, absolute contraindications, relative contraindications, hazards/complications, and prevention of hazards and complications.
  • List methods of needs and outcomes assessment to include monitoring techniques and verification of patient improvement post suctioning.
  • Describe the types and uses of suctioning equipment and supplies to include different types of suction catheters.
  • Distinguish the best type of bronchial hygiene device and technique for suctioning based on patient condition.
Author
Cindy A. Smith, MSRC, RRT-NPS

Cindy A. Smith, MSRC, RRT-NPS, received an Associate of Applied Science in Respiratory Therapy degree in 1982 from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences – College of Health Related Professions and a master’s degree from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Arkansas in 2004. Ms. Smith has experience as a staff therapist, supervisor, and educator. She was the Respiratory Care Program Director at Black River Technical College in Pocahontas, Arkansas, for 13 years, served as the Fulton County Tobacco Control Coordinator for 3 years, and has served as the Respiratory Care Program Director at Missouri State University–West Plains since 2010. She has practiced and taught bronchial hygiene techniques for over 30 years.Ms. Smith is also a clinical skills expert for Elsevier.
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Bronchial Hygiene Therapy: Equipment and Techniques for Airway Suctioning

9.95
Learning Objectives
  • Compare and contrast open (conventional) and closed suctioning techniques utilized in bronchial hygiene therapy.
  • List and describe the following relative to suctioning: indications, absolute contraindications, relative contraindications, hazards/complications, and prevention of hazards and complications.
  • List methods of needs and outcomes assessment to include monitoring techniques and verification of patient improvement post suctioning.
  • Describe the types and uses of suctioning equipment and supplies to include different types of suction catheters.
  • Distinguish the best type of bronchial hygiene device and technique for suctioning based on patient condition.
Author
Cindy A. Smith, MSRC, RRT-NPS

Cindy A. Smith, MSRC, RRT-NPS, received an Associate of Applied Science in Respiratory Therapy degree in 1982 from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences – College of Health Related Professions and a master’s degree from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Arkansas in 2004. Ms. Smith has experience as a staff therapist, supervisor, and educator. She was the Respiratory Care Program Director at Black River Technical College in Pocahontas, Arkansas, for 13 years, served as the Fulton County Tobacco Control Coordinator for 3 years, and has served as the Respiratory Care Program Director at Missouri State University–West Plains since 2010. She has practiced and taught bronchial hygiene techniques for over 30 years.Ms. Smith is also a clinical skills expert for Elsevier.