Suction Training

This half day suctioning (oral and tracheostomy) course is suitable for nurses and care staff.


This suction training is aimed at anyone working in a care or nursing environment where suction is required. Delegates will learn the theoretical and practical skills required to safely carry our oral suctioning on a patient. The course can be expanded to cover nasopharyngeal suctioning if required, please ensure you mention this during your enquiry. Our trainers will bring a suction machine and all required equipment with them for your staff to use during the training course.

This course is often combined with our Oxygen Therapy training to make a full study day.

Course Contents

  • Suctioning equipment (machine and adaptors, including Yankauer and soft suction, and consumables)
  • Care of the unit including filter replacement and periods
  • Precautions and contraindications
  • Indications for suctioning
  • Gaining consent and respecting dignity
  • Pressure adjustments and checks
  • Infection control and PPE
  • Practical using mannequin, suction machine and consumables

Course Outcomes

Successful completion of this training course will result in the award of a CPD accredited certificate covering all aspects of the above course contents.

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