Airway Management / Ventilation

Endotracheal Aspiration (ETA) of Intubated Patients

A procedure that deserves particular attention, given its direct relationship with the risk of infection, is the endotracheal aspiration (ETA) of intubated patients4. A common procedure within intensive care units is the suctioning of respiratory secretions in patients who have been intubated or who have undergone tracheostomy2. When patients are unable to mobilize their secretions,…