Closed suctioning of the ventilator dependent client : [an honors thesis] (HONRS 499)
This instructional video provides a demonstration of the closed suctioning technique to be used with ventilator dependent clients. Closed suctioning is a recent technological development for both the medical and nursing professions. This technique provides the professional with a method to remove airway secretions and not be placed at risk of exposure to those secretions which potentially carry infectious bacteria or viruses. Use of this type of equipment can be found throughout the United States.This video will be incorporated into the curriculum for Acute Care Nursing which is a senior level course in the Ball State University School of Nursing. Each senior level student will be required to view this instructional video in order to learn proper technique in performing this procedure. Upon completion of viewing this video, each student will be required to perform a return demonstration of this procedure to an instructor as proof of competency.