What are the two types of suction catheters?

Types of suctioning catheters Tip catheters are used for nasal and oral suctioning. Little Suckers are used for nasal and oral suctioning. Yankauer catheter is used for oral suctioning.

What is the purpose of the Yankauer suction catheter?

The suction catheter is curved for easy access. Commonly used to prevent aspiration, the Yankauer tip is also used to clear the airway during dental and medical surgeries—including, of course, the surgery for which the tip was originally developed: the tonsillectomy.

What is oropharyngeal suction catheter?

Oral suction is the use of a rigid plastic suction catheter, known as a yankauer (see Figure 5.3), to remove pharyngeal secretions through the mouth (Perry et al., 2014).

How do you clean Yankauer suction?

Use the suction machine to suction tap water through the catheter and rinse the soapy water out. Suction a small amount of hydrogen peroxide through the catheter, then place catheter in hydrogen peroxide and soak for approximately 20 minutes.

Is Yankauer suctioning a sterile technique?

Because the suctioning occurs deeper into the respiratory tract, there is increased risk of respiratory infection. As such the procedure must be sterile and thus observe principles of asepsis.

What tool is used for oropharyngeal suctioning?

For oropharyngeal suctioning, a device called a Yankauer suction tip is typically used for suctioning mouth secretions. A Yankauer device is rigid and has several holes for suctioning secretions that are commonly thick and difficult for the patient to clear.

What should be avoided during oral suction?

Know appropriate suctioning limits and the risks of applying excessive pressure or inadequate pressure. Avoid mouth sutures, sensitive tissues, and any tubes located in the mouth or nares. Avoid stimulating the gag reflex.

When can you use a Yankauer?

This tool is used to suction oropharyngeal secretions in order to prevent aspiration. A Yankauer can also be used to clear operative sites during surgical procedures and its suctioned volume counted as blood loss during surgery.

How many CM will you insert suction catheter?

s tracheostomy tube is 4 cm long, place the catheter 4 cm into the tracheostomy tube. Often, there will be instances when this technique of suctioning (called tip suctioning) will not clear the patient? s secretions.

What is a Yankauer suction catheter?

Yankauer suction catheter. a rigid hollow tube made of metal or disposable plastic with a curve at the distal end to facilitate the removal of thick pharyngeal secretions during oral pharyngeal suctioning. Yankauer suction catheter.

What are suction catheters?

Suction catheters are flexible, long tubes used to remove respiratory secretions from the airway. The purpose of suctioning is to keep the airway clear of secretions and to prevent plugging. One end of the suction catheter is connected to a collection container (suction canister) and a device that generates suction.

What size is a pediatric catheter?

There are also varying lengths to accommodate for the different urethral lengths between genders and ages: Pediatric catheters are typically around 10 inches long Female catheters range 6-8 inches in length Male/Unisex catheters are usually 16 inches long

What is a Fr catheter?

The French scale or French gauge system is commonly used to measure the size of a catheter. It is most often abbreviated as Fr, but can often be seen abbreviated as Fg, FR or F. It may also be abbreviated as CH or Ch (for Charrière, its inventor). However, simply gauge, G or GA generally refers to Birmingham gauge.