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Endotracheal suctioning, Normal saline instillation, Synergy model



  1. Kuriakose, Ancy BSN, RN


Endotracheal suctioning with normal saline is a common practice in intensive care units. This unit reviews research concerning this practice as well as the adverse effects of saline instillation. In addition, the role of the critical care nurse as it pertains to the synergy model when caring for these patients is highlighted.