Research Article
Volume 10 Issue 5 - 2021
Intensive Care Units Nurse’s Knowledge and Practice Regarding the Endotracheal Tube Suctioning
Rahma Alessa1, Mohammad AlBashtawy2*, Bayan AlBashtawy3, Abdullah Alkhawaldeh4, Sa’d Albashtawy5 and Jamal Qaddumi6
1RN, Master Student, Critical Care Nursing, Princess Salma Faculty of Nursing, AL al-Bayt University, Mafraq, Jordan
2Professor, Princess Salma Faculty of Nursing, AL al-Bayt University, Mafraq, Jordan
3Medical Intern, King Abdullah University Hospital and 7 Assistance Professor, Princess Salma Faculty of Nursing, AL al-Bayt University, Mafraq, Jordan
4Assistant Professor, Community and Mental Health Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan
5Faculty of Medicine, Hashemite University, Zarqa, Jordan, Jordan
6Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, An-Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine
*Corresponding Author: Mohammed AlBashtawy, Professor, Princess Salma Faculty of Nursing, AL Al-Bayt University, Jordan.
Received: March 18, 2021; Published: April 22, 2021


Endotracheal tube suction (ETS) is an invasive procedure which done by intensive care unit (ICU) nurses to keep airway clear from lung secretion, many complications may occur if these procedures done without sufficient knowledge and good practice according to evidence-based practice among ICU nurses. This review aimed to evaluate the level of the knowledge and practice regarding endotracheal tube suction among ICU nurses and explore the factors that affect the knowledge and practice. In most studies, ICU nurses have a good level of knowledge and fair level of practice regarding ETS and practices not in line with current recommendations of ETS the professional training that they received, the level of experience, type of ICU, support, and the level of education are factors affecting the knowledge and practice level regarding the ETS. Further studies are recommended with larger sample size, in different setting, and include developing countries.

Keywords: Endotracheal Tube Suctioning; Nursing Knowledge; Nursing Practice


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