Cantor tube is a single-lumen long tube with a small inflatable bag at the distal end.
Miller-Abbott tube is a long double-lumen used to drain and decompress the small intestine.
Levin tube is a double lumen nasogastric tube with an air vent.
Sengstaken-Blakemore tube is a three-lumen tube.
Inhale and exhale simultaneously.
Take a long breath and hold it.
Do a Valsalva maneuver.
Blow the nose.
Hoarseness of the voice.
Coughing out blood.
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.
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.
Discard the residual amount.
Hold the due feeding.
Skip the feeding and administer the next feeding due in 4 hours.
Reinstill the amount and continue with administering the feeding.
This is a normal finding.
There is a leak.
There is an occlusion.
The endotracheal tube is displaced.
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.
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.
If bowel sounds are absent, hold the feeding and notify the physician.
Assess tube placement by aspirating gastric content and check the PH level.
Warm the feeding to room temperature to prevent the occurrence of diarrhea and cramps.
Elevate the head of the bed to 45 degrees and maintains for 30 minutes after instillation of feeding.
Place the tube at the tip of the nose, and measure by extending the tube to the earlobe and then down to the top of the sternum.
Place the tube at the tip of the nose, and measure by extending the tube to the earlobe and then down to the xiphoid process.
Place the tube at the tip of the nose, and measure by extending the tube down to the chin and then down to the top of the xiphoid process.
Place the tube at the base of the nose, and measure by extending the tube to the earlobe and then down to the top of the sternum.
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