Pre Test: Tracheostomy care

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Pre Test: Tracheostomy care

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Vigorous coughing caused my manipulation of the tube or coughing can result in what?
    • A. 

      Accidental decanulation

    • B. 

      A safe stable airway

    • C. 

      Prior and in between passess

  • 2. 
    A senior nurse is supervising a newly hired nurse who is performing tracheostomy care for a client. Which of the following actions by the student should the nurse intervene?
    • A. 

      Removing the inner cannula and cleaning using universal precaution.

    • B. 

      Suctioning the tracheostomy tube before performing tracheostomy care.

    • C. 

      Changing the old tracheotomy ties and securing the tube in place.

    • D. 

      Replacing the inner cannula and cleaning the site of the stoma.

  • 3. 
    The nurse is performing tracheal suctioning. Which action is essential to prevent hypoxemia during suctioning?
    • A. 

      Removal of oral and nasal secretions.

    • B. 

      Encouraging the client to deep breath and cough.

    • C. 

      Administer 100% oxygen before suctioning.

    • D. 

      Auscultate the lungs.

  • 4. 
    What is the normal tracheostomy cuff pressure? 
    • A. 

      30-40 mmhg

    • B. 

      20-25 mmHg

    • C. 

      15-20 mmHg

    • D. 

      40-55 mmHG

  • 5. 
    What is the maximum diameter of suction catheter you will use to perform tracheostomy suctioning?
    • A. 

      1/3 of the diameter of the trach.

    • B. 

      1 to 2 cm in diameter.

    • C. 

      No larger than 1/2 diameter of artificial airway d/t atelectasis risk

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