The Importance of Negative Pressure for Endotracheal Suctioning

Posted by Sam D. Say

Jan 31, 2023 8:00:00 AM

The patient has suffered a gunshot wound to the chest, and his blood pressure is dangerously low. You’ve covered the entry wound to prevent a sucking wound, but the patient is exhaling copious bloody froth. You successfully intubate the patient and are bagging, with good chest rise, but the bloody froth continues to interfere with air exchange. It’s time to suction the tube. 

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Topics: Airway management, Medical Suction

What Is the Algorithm for Airway Management?

Posted by Sam D. Say

Jan 27, 2023 8:00:00 AM

Every patient is unique, and this means expert airway management demands a critical, creative, adaptive approach. However, first responders should follow established protocols and guidelines to get the best results. A simple algorithm can help guide decision-making in airway management while still allowing room for flexible problem-solving. Follow these guidelines to speed up treatment and reduce errors if you encounter a difficult airway:

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Topics: Airway management

A Guide to Identifying and Managing Lower Airway Issues

Posted by Sam D. Say

Jan 25, 2023 5:45:00 AM

 

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Topics: Airway management

Choosing the Best Portable Suction Unit for Your Needs

Posted by Sam D. Say

Jan 24, 2023 8:00:00 AM

Those of us in the medical profession know how important quality equipment is to overall patient care. We are only as good as our equipment; if it doesn't function well, it's hard for us to do our best. 

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Topics: Handheld portable suction

8 Complications of Endotracheal Suctioning and How to Prevent Them

Posted by Sam D. Say

Jan 20, 2023 8:00:00 AM

Endotracheal suctioning can reduce morbidity and mortality. But like all medical procedures, it carries a risk of complications, particularly when treating vulnerable patients or in the hands of inexperienced providers. 

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Airway Management for Patients Suffering Cardiac Emergencies

Posted by Sam D. Say

Jan 18, 2023 5:00:00 AM

 

On January 2, people around the nation — be they football fans or not — were stunned by the live images from the Monday night football game, as the Buffalo Bills’ Damar Hamlin collapsed seconds after a tackle. Trainers soon began performing CPR, as it was later revealed the young player’s heart stopped twice on the field and he could not breathe without medical assistance.

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Topics: Airway management

Airway Anatomy: Upper Airway Problems in Infants

Posted by Sam D. Say

Jan 17, 2023 8:00:00 AM

There is perhaps nothing more terrifying to new parents than breathing problems in an infant. Particularly among newborns, respiratory distress is a common and potentially life-threatening symptom. Key differences in the airways of infants and children make them more susceptible to certain respiratory problems. A keen understanding of upper airway anatomy can help you quickly and safely treat infants in respiratory distress.

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Topics: Airway management

Why Dental Suction Devices Are Necessary During Oral Surgery

Posted by Sam D. Say

Jan 13, 2023 8:00:00 AM

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Topics: Medical Suction for Dental

Refreshing your Airway Management Inventory for 2023

Posted by Sam D. Say

Jan 11, 2023 6:00:00 AM

 

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4 Important Places Hospitals Need Portable Suction Machines

Posted by Sam D. Say

Jan 10, 2023 8:00:00 AM

For every 1,000 Americans, about 404 made an emergency room visit to a community hospital in 2018. That’s more than 40% of the total population. And this number doesn’t even include millions of hospital inpatient stays or outpatient procedures, further emphasizing the importance—and challenges—of providing quality care every time someone walks in or is wheeled in the door. 

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Topics: Portable suction for hospitals, Emergency medical suction

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