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Baby Basics- Forbes Regional Hospital
Thursday, April 24th, 2014
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
West Penn Hospital Maternity Unit Tour
Thursday, April 24th, 2014
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West Penn Hospital Childbirth Comprehensive One Day
Saturday, April 26th, 2014
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wise Woman Wellness Day
Saturday, April 26th, 2014
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Saturday, April 26th, 2014
10:00 am - 2:00 pm


Open Suctioning of Intubated Adult

RESP 333 CLINICAL PRACTICE II - Open Suctioning of the Intubated Adult

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WPH/IUP School of Respiratory Care

The Open Suctioning of Intubated Adult course provides the participant with the opportunity to practice psychomotor assessment skills for open suctioning of the intubated adult. At the completion of this course, the expected outcomes include:

  • Confidence, comfort, and competence with endotracheal tube suctioning.
  • Effective communication with the patient and other healthcare team members.
  • Effective monitoring of patients.

Learning Objectives

  • Practice aseptic "open" method suctioning technique on an intubated patient.
  • Monitor patient vital signs during the procedure and respond appropriately to desaturation and heart rate issues.
  • Practice bag-valve ventilation via the endotracheal tube.


  • Respiratory therapy students
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