Humidification via Compressor Station

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Humidification via Compressor Station

Humidification via Condenser

Purpose

  • To provide humidity to the airway as an artificial airway (tracheostomy) bypasses the body’s natural humidification process.

Applies To

  • Registered Nurses
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurses

Equipment/Supplies

  • Condenser
  • Electrical Outlet
  • Corrugated Tubing
  • Plastic Container/Bottle that holds water and connects to condenser
  • Water Trap
  • Trach Collar and distilled or sterile water for inhalation.

 

Chest PT Station

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Chest PT Station

Manual Percussion and Vibration

Purpose

  • Loosen and clear secretions retained in the lungs and bronchi.

Applies To

  • Registered Nurses
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurses

Equipment/Supplies

  • One to four pillows, depending on the client’s comfort and posture.
  • Comfortable surface that can be slanted (hospital bed, tilt table or chair).
  • Glass of water.
  • Tissues and paper bag.
  • Emesis basin.
  • Loose towel or single layer of clothing over chest wall.
  • Mechanical vibrator or percussion (optional).

 

Changing of a Tracheostomy Tube

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Changing of Tracheostomy Tube Station

Changing of Tracheostomy Tube Station

Purpose

  • Prevent respiratory infection.
  • Maintain adequate ventilation.
  • Prevent any tracheal damage.

Applies To

  • Registered Nurses
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurses

Equipment/Supplies

  • Tracheostomy care and suctioning supplies (See Tracheostomy Care procedure).
  • Tracheostomy tube.*
  • 5 to 10 ml syringe.
  • Water-soluble lubricant.
  • Stethoscope.
  • Disposable gloves.

* Note: Use sterile tube as ordered by the physician.

Administration of a Nebulizer

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Administration of a Nebulizer


Aerosol Nebulizers/Inhalers

Purpose

  • Administer medication and provide humidification to the tracheobronchial tree.
  • Increase alveolar and total ventilation.
  • Facilitate the ability to cough and remove secretions.

Applies To

  • Registered Nurses
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurses

Equipment/Supplies

  • Oxygen source or compressed air.
  • Connective small bore tubing.*
  • Nebulizer cup.*
  • Aerosol medication.
  • Sterile normal saline.
  • Mouthpiece or adapter if client has a tracheostomy.
  • Disposable gloves, as needed.

* Note: You may use a universal Intermittent Positive Pressure Breathing circuit if the client is on a ventilator.