Suctioning to clear airway secretions is an important part of the nursing care for children with respiratory conditions. While the principles of safe suctioning are known widely, they are not closely adhered to. The adverse effects of suctioning can easily be overlooked to the detriment of the patient. Careful risk assessment and patient observation are needed to ensure that suctioning is performed only when necessary and the risks to the patient are minimised.
Nursing Children and Young People. doi: 10.7748/ncyp.2018.e846
This article has a correction. Please see: Correction: Principles of suctioning in infants, children and young peopleCitation
Edwards E (2018) Principles of suctioning in infants, children and young people. Nursing Children and Young People. doi: 10.7748/ncyp.2018.e846Peer review
This article has been subject to open peer review and has been checked for plagiarism using automated softwareCorrespondence
Published online: 18 June 2018
Alternatively, you can purchase access to this article for the next seven days. Buy now