Which of the following assessment data indicate that the client's airway needs suctioning? (Select all that apply.)
CORRECT ANSWERS ARE A, C & E
Suctioning is necessary when the client is unable to clear respiratory secretions from the airways. Signs that a client's airway needs suctioning include a change in respiratory rate or adventitious sounds, nasal secretions, gurgling, drooling, restlessness, gastric secretions or vomitus in the mouth, and coughing without clearance of secretions from the airway.