PENGARUH TINDAKAN SUCTION TERHADAP PERUBAHAN SATURASI OKSIGEN PADA PASIEN PENURUNAN KESADARAN DIRUANGAN ICU RUMAH SAKIT ISLAM SITI RAHMAH PADANG TAHUN 2019
Critical patients who experience unconsciousness will affect the production of saliva so that it can increase the occurrence of secretions accumulate in the airway. Excessive production of secretions will inhibit the flow of air from the nose into the lungs. So it must be suctioned to maintain the patient's airway. Inadequate suction conditions, especially in critical patients, will result in a decrease in oxygen saturation both during or after the procedure. The incidence of decreased oxygen saturation after suction was 78.56% in several hospitals in Indonesia. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of suction on changes in oxygen saturation in patients with decreased consciousness in the ICU Room at the Islamic Hospital of Siti Rahmah Padang. This research is a quantitative research with preexperimental research type. The design used two groups pre-test and post-test design with an intervention group and a control group. The number of samples in this study were 30 people, the sampling technique was done by purposive sampling. When the research took place in February until November 2019. Data analysis techniques used were univariate and bivariate. Bivariate analysis uses T Test because the data are normally distributed with p = 0,000.