About this course

This training course is ideal for anybody who works in care or nursing where oral suctioning via a machine is required. 

Delegates of the course will learn how to identify the need for oral suction, as well as the complications that can arise as a result. Gain the practical and theoretical knowledge required to safely undertake oral suctioning for someone in your care.

Course content

  • Indications for oral suctioning
  • Suctioning equipment
  • The procedure – safe suctioning technique
  • Complications associated with the procedure
  • Contra indications/ cautions

Learning outcomes

  • Discuss the indications for oral suctioning
  • Describe assessment of need for suctioning
  • Describe the complications associated with the procedure
  • To identify the contra indications/cautions to oral suctioning
  • To recognise the equipment require
  • To safely undertake the procedure
  • Documentation of care given

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