Call a respiratory therapist to reinsert the tracheotomy.
Cover the tracheostomy site with a sterile dressing.
Call the physician to reinsert the tracheotomy.
Grasp the retention sutures to spread the opening.
Increase the suction pressure so that the bubbling becomes vigorous.
Do nothing since this is an expected finding.
Immediately clamp the chest tube and notify the physician.
Check for an air leak because the bubbling should be intermittent.
Fluctuation of water in the tube in the water seal chamber during inhalation and exhalation.
Drainage system maintained below the client’s chest.
Drainage amount of 100ml in the drainage collection chamber.
Occlusive dressing in place over the chest tube insertion site.
Removing the inner cannula and cleaning using universal precaution.
Suctioning the tracheostomy tube before performing tracheostomy care.
Changing the old tracheotomy ties and securing the tube in place.
Replacing the inner cannula and cleaning the site of the stoma.
Secure the chest tube using a tape.
Clamp the chest tube immediately.
Place the end of the chest tube in a container of normal sterile saline.
Apply an occlusive dressing and notify the physician.
Head of bed elevated at least 30° with the affected arm elevated on a pillow.
Forward side-lying position.
Supine position with the affected arm remain flat.
Head of bed elevated at least 30° with the unaffected arm elevated on a pillow.
Head of bed elevated.
Vaginal examination: lithotomy position.
Thyroidectomy: fowler’s position.
Hemorrhoidectomy: lateral position.
Hypophysectomy: Prone position.
Right Lateral Recumbent.
Reverse Trendelenburg position.