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(Aspiration pneumonia)
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  • Unintentional endotracheal tube cuff deflation during routine checks: a simulation study. [Journal Article]
  • NCNurs Crit Care 2018 Dec 02
  • Patel V, Hodges EJ, … Young PJ
  • CONCLUSIONS: Poor technique when using the manometer led to unintentional cuff deflation during routine checks. In clinical practice, this could increase the risk of pulmonary aspiration and ventilator-associated pneumonia. Further research into alternatives for handheld manometers, such as automated continuous cuff pressure monitors, is warranted.Cuff deflations can easily occur during routine cuff pressure checks. Staff should be aware of the implications of cuff deflations and seek to improve training with manometers.
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