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

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

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

The Do's and Don'ts of Nasotracheal Intubation

Posted by Sam D. Say

Nov 2, 2017 4:30:00 AM

 

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Topics: Emergency medical suction, nasotracheal intubation

Critical Suction Scenarios for Respiratory Emergency Devices: Are You Prepared?

Posted by Sam D. Say

Oct 26, 2017 4:30:00 AM

 

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Topics: Emergency medical suction, Emergency Preparedness

Why Bring Along the Portable Suction Unit?

Posted by Sam D. Say

Oct 24, 2017 4:30:00 AM

 

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Topics: Handheld portable suction, Emergency medical suction

Medical Suction for Drowning: What You Need to Know

Posted by Sam D. Say

Oct 12, 2017 4:30:00 AM

 

As the summer wanes, and kids return to school, you, as an emergency responder, may be lulled into believing that the risk of drowning has subsided or at least diminished significantly. As the fall approaches, fewer people are engaged in water sports, vacations are winding down, and swimming is less of a focus.

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Topics: Emergency medical suction, Medical Suction, Medical Suction for Drowning

Heat Emergencies & Medical Suction: A Cautious Approach

Posted by Sam D. Say

Oct 5, 2017 4:30:00 AM

 

It was a typical hectic Monday. Traffic was backed up; the young father was running late, and he was scheduled to give a presentation at the office in less than an hour. At the last minute, his wife asked him to drop their two-year-old off at daycare. As he sat in traffic, he reviewed his presentation in his head. When traffic finally got moving, he made a beeline for the office.

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Topics: Emergency medical suction, Medical Suction

Head Trauma? Keep the Suction Unit Handy!

Posted by Sam D. Say

Oct 3, 2017 4:30:00 AM

 

Head injuries have been receiving a lot of press lately. Between the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan on the one hand and the National Football League on the other, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) have been elevated to front-page news. It’s been a long time coming. The rate of TBIs in America (and among Americans returning from war) is reaching frightening proportions. Here are a few statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:¹

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Topics: Emergency medical suction, EMS suction