a small tube inserted into the patientâ€™s lungs through the ET tube or nose to remove secretion.
The removal of mucus and secretions from lungs used in individuals who lack the ability to cough.
Removal of mucus through an airway. Usually done by a suction catheter or bulb.
Removing mucus from the nose and throat or from the ET tube (see Endotracheal Tube) using a plastic tube attached to a suction device.
The mechanical removal of respiratory secretions from the trachea.
Removal of mucus and secretions from lungs. It is important for people with high-level tetraplegia who lack ability to cough.
A procedure which is performed while you are connected to the ventilator. It involves placing a small tube down the throat which will draw out mucous and cause you to cough. The procedure helps to keep the lungs clear.
The process of clearing mucous and secretions from the lungs by inserting a long catheter, connected to a vacuum, to draw up the secretions.