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New Protocol: The 9 Nevers of Nasal Suctioning

  1. Suction Catheter Induced Nasal Trauma (SCINT)
  2. Anticoagulation
  3. Coagulopathy Issues
  4. Colonization in Nares (MRSA)
  5. Recent Nasal/Sinus Trauma, Fracture or Surgery
  6. Facial or Head Trauma/ Basal Skull Fracture
  7. Transsphenoidal Neurosurgery
  8. End-of-Life Care
  9. Occluded Nasal Passages/Deviated Septum

Protocol - Educate clinicians to screen patients before attempting nasotracheal (NT) or nasopharyngeal (NP) suctioning. Use “The 9 Nevers of Nasal Suctioning” as your screening tool.

Full Protocol:
Respiratory Therapy Vol. 14 No. 4 Fall 2019 (pg. 40)

Action Plan

  1. If answered yes to any of the above “9 Nevers”, flag patient, by placing a sign above bed: DO NOT NASAL SUCTION.
  2. Once patient is flagged, use The No-Bite V and avoid nasal suctioning & nasal trauma altogether.

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How The No-Bite V™ Helps


The No-Bite V Prevents Nasotracheal Suctioning

"I wanted to share these photos of my dad back in Nov 2016 before I even knew about the No-Bite. He was nasal suctioned in the hospital and they caused severe nasal trauma... Ouch! And no, he was not even on blood thinners, just baby aspirin."

"My dad stayed out of the hospital a record 10 Months Pneumonia-Free and Nasal Trauma-Free thanks to the No-Bite Suction!"

"Previously my dad was readmitted to the hospital at least once a month with aspiration pneumonias, but now he is doing much better."

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