Endotracheal Suctioning of the Critically Ill Child

Lyvonne N Tume, Beverley Copnell

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Endotracheal suctioning is an essential intervention for the care of an intubated child and is one of the most commonly performed interventions in pediatric intensive care. Despite this, much of the research related to endotracheal suctioning is dated and the bulk of it conducted in preterm infants and adults. This paper will review research related to endotracheal suctioning that involves or relates to children in intensive care to provide a current review of the literature in this field. It will conclude with recommendations for practice where possible and identify areas for further research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)56-63
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Pediatric Intensive Care
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2015


  • endotracheal suction
  • suctioning
  • child
  • neonate
  • critically ill
  • pediatric intensive care


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