Oral Suctioning

Candidate Name: _________________________________________ Date: ______________________

Examiner Name and Signature: _________________________________________________________

Time Started: __________ Time Ended: __________ Points: _____/7 PASS/FAIL (Circle One)

Points Possible Points Awarded
Prepares suction catheter 1
Turns on power to suction device or retrieves manual suction device 1
Tests suction device to ensure suction is being provided 1
Inserts suction catheter without applying suction 1
Suctions the mouth and oropharynx for appropriate amount of time based on patient condition. 1
Ventilates patient after airway is clear 1
Repeats suctioning as necessary 1

Points Possible: 7                      Total Points Awarded_______________

Critical Criteria

☐ Failure to suction patient’s airway effectively

☐ Suctions patient for longer than appropriate for patient condition

☐ Improperly utilizes suction catheter


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