Why Include a Portable Suction Pump in Your Pedi Bag?

Posted by Sam D. Say

Dec 7, 2017 4:30:00 AM

 

Let's face it: Pediatric patients can be intimidating. They're small, they cry a lot, they require different medication dosages, and, fortunately, we don't run into them with great frequency.

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Topics: Handheld portable suction, Emergency medical suction

When to Perform Nasotracheal Suctioning

Posted by Sam D. Say

Dec 5, 2017 4:30:00 AM

 

We all know what an important role suctioning plays in airway management. Imagine treating a respiratory, trauma, or cardiac arrest patient without the aid of suction. Impossible, right? Effective nasotracheal suctioning can mean the difference between a patent and non-patent airway. It can also mean the difference between life or death for your patient.

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Topics: Emergency medical suction, nasotracheal intubation

Critical Steps in Treating Patients with Head Injuries Using an Emergency Suction Pump

Posted by Sam D. Say

Nov 30, 2017 4:30:00 AM

 

When you think about treating patients with head injuries, using an emergency suction pump may not be the first thing that comes to mind. Certainly, airway is your main priority, but we tend to focus more on level of consciousness, spinal immobilization, and assessing for additional trauma than we do on portable suction.

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Topics: Emergency medical suction, EMS suction, Emergency Preparedness

What to Include With Your Portable Suction Device

Posted by Sam D. Say

Nov 28, 2017 4:30:00 AM

Your portable suction device is a vital piece of equipment, yet you may give it little thought on a shift-by-shift basis. We take for granted the critical role it plays in airway patency, assuming there is no need for preplanning or strategizing. But there are some simple steps you can take to ensure your suction unit remains operational, and part of the life-saving lineup you rely on each shift. Let’s discuss some of the strategies employed when deciding what to include with your portable suction device.

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Topics: Handheld portable suction, Emergency medical suction, Emergency Preparedness

Gauging Departmental Needs for Portable EMS Suction Units

Posted by Sam D. Say

Nov 23, 2017 4:30:00 AM

If you serve in an administrative position within your department, you have a lot on your plate. Certifications must be kept up, training requirements must be met, and your personnel must be prepared to respond to an ever-changing EMS landscape, from biological attacks to mass-casualty incidents.

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Topics: Emergency medical suction, EMS suction, Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Suction and Intubation: Best Practices

Posted by Sam D. Say

Nov 21, 2017 4:30:00 AM

When you think of intubation, you should automatically be thinking "suction." The two treatments go hand in hand; you cannot safely intubate without the aid of suction, which is why you must include the portable suction unit anytime there is the possibility of intubating.

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Topics: EMS suction, nasotracheal intubation

Common Causes of Decreased Level of Consciousness That Can Lead to a Respiratory Emergency

Posted by Sam D. Say

Nov 16, 2017 4:30:00 AM

 

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Topics: Emergency medical suction, EMS suction, Medical Suction

The Critical Role of a Portable Suction Machine in Dental Trauma

Posted by Sam D. Say

Nov 14, 2017 4:30:00 AM

 

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Topics: Handheld portable suction, Medical Suction for Dental

Keeping Your Portable Medical Suction Unit Healthy

Posted by Sam D. Say

Nov 9, 2017 4:30:00 AM

 

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Topics: Handheld portable suction, Medical Suction

How Pharyngeal Suction Can Save Your Patient

Posted by Sam D. Say

Nov 7, 2017 4:30:00 AM

 

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Topics: Emergency medical suction, EMS suction, Medical Suction