Which of the following assessment data indicate that the client's airway needs suctioning? (Select all that apply.)
Drooling, Decreased coughing ability, and Abnormal lung sounds only in left lower lobe. 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.