Respir Care 2021 May 9;66(5):785-792. Epub 2021 Mar 9.
Departamento de Educação Integrada em Saúde, Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo (UFES), Vitória, Espírito Santo, Brazil. Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts.
Background: In mechanically ventilated subjects, intra-tracheal secretions can be aspirated with either open suction systems (OSS) or closed suction systems (CSS). In contrast to CSS, conventional OSS require temporarily disconnecting the patient from the ventilator, which briefly diminishes PEEP and oxygen supply. On the other hand, CSS are more expensive and less effective at aspirating secretions. Read More